My Depression : A Picture Book

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A poignant look at one woman's fight with depression, which is by turns funny, tender, heart-breaking and uplifting and will resonate with all who have been affected by depression. Through expressively scrawled drawings and commentary, Elizabeth Swados gives the reader an intimate glance into the illness that controlled her life. She discusses the strained relationships, the side effects of anti-depressants and the everyday difficulty of getting out of bed and keeping going.

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"A startling, honest . . . surprisingly charming, funny, and poignant illustrated memoir."--"Time Out New York "
"You wouldn't think a memoir about clinical depression would be inspiring--but Swados, a musician and theater director, relates her battle against her demons with such candor and simplicity, and with such winsome illustrations, that it's empowering. Swados lifts the stigma to help the reader find solutions, and hope." --"Reader's Digest"

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Musical artist ELIZABETH SWADOS is the author of twelve children's books, four novels, two collections of poetry, a collection of short non-fiction, and two books on creating musical theater for young people. Perhaps best known for her Broadway and international hit "Runaways," she has composed, written, and directed theater for over thirty years. Her works for theater include the Obie Award-winning "Trilogy" and "Alice at the Palace." Swados also teaches full time in the drama department of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has taught at The New School's Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts as a visiting artist. Her articles have been published in the "New York Times," "New York Times Magazine," and "Vogue." Her other accolades include three Obie Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Ford Fellowship, Helen Hayes Award, Lila Acheson Wallace award, and a Special International PEN Citation.

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