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Novak has a way of encapsulating the depressed mine and subverting the many preconceived notions we have about being depressedMy favorite section is when she talks about people who try to leave depression go to Starbucks to give the illusion of being with people I often find myself at Starbucks but if anyone disturbs me I will be very upset at the social interactionI highly recommend this to anyone who is depressed nows someone who is working through depression or really anyone in need of a great laugh Okay I read a few reviews about this in a few different magazines and I was intrigued I was hoping to find a book that would be accessible to my clients I m a therapist who suffer from depression However I was a bit put off as this is satire and dark humor all the way For someone who is truly and deeply troubled I can t help but wonder if this would take them even closer to the edge It is basically a book by a depresso as she calls herself My husband bought me this after another weekend where I slumped around our house like a blob A blob that In her hilarious memoir meets guide to life comedian and depressed person Jacueline Novak reveals depression’s hidden pleasures advises readers on how to make most of a cat hair covered life and helps them summon the strength to shed that bathrobe and face the world Exhausted Rundown Filled with a vague sense of ennui an occasional twinge of regret or a hell of a lot of mood stabilizers Then this is the book for you How to Weep in Public
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Ried a lot and said mean things about herselfIt was meant as a gift And I am pretty grateful for itThis book really hit home for me I am a depresso A high functioning one sometime At first I wasn t sure going into this book that I was liking it It seemed too much for a comedic book about depression I have read my fair share of them and they are great but I needed to wade into the book to get a better idea of what was going on I have clinical depression suicidal tendencies ocd panic disorder and agoraphobia and those are just the mental issues I get tired of people treating people with mental disorders like they are nothing faking it blah blah Walk in my shoes and then shut your mouth but I can say I have some really sweet friends about it and some are right here on goodreads we email and txt so it s all good In this book the author was talking about things happening from birth that could have brought on your depression later on in life I was like what But then later on there were some things that I thought about all of my life Funny that The aut. S both a tongue in cheek advice guide from a person who has no business giving advice to anyone and one woman’s breathless journey to consistently put on pants or at least get out of bed in the morning Beginning with her earliest blue moments of infancy and hop scotching through her exploration of the world of pharmaceuticals before bounding right back to her parents' couch Jacueline Novak will introduce you to the ABC's Adderall Benzos Catatonia.
Hor also talks some on anxiety and panic which it seems all of these things lead from one to the other There are a lot of laughs in this book I mean the author IS a comedian but I digress I think she had a funny way of putting things and that s a good thing EXCERPT And my final piece of advice for creating safe spacesget yourself an easel and canvas and stick them inside your car This will give you permission to pull over in all sorts of odd places All you need to do is take our your euipment and set it up next to your car and of course people will assume you re an artist At that point you can do whatever you want even sleep If anyone uestions you just say you re waiting for the right light that s crazy but sounds like a good idea for those that can actually leave the house So I think if you have some mental issues and want to read a funny book with some good ideas or just want to read a funny book with good ideas I think you will like this book I would like to thank Blogging For Books for a print copy of this book in exchange for my honest revie. Of depression and reveal funnily enough that a lot can happen even when you're standing still Or as it happens lying down Whether you’re coping with the occasional down day or thrive fully in Picasso’s blue period How to Weep in Public is the perfect place to regroup between those nagging Tony Robbins tapes and that exhausting amount of Leaning In So sit back relax and let Jacueline Novak teach you how to carpe depressem with the rest of them.
JACUELINE NOVAK is a stand up comic who has been featured at comedy festivals across the country and was named a New Wave Woman by Pandora Novak’s comedy album uality Notions is available on iTunes Novak lives in New York NY