How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows (Paperback)
Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows
Three Rivers Press (CA), 9780804139700, 256pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
In her darkly funny memoir meets brother-in-arms guide to the depression life, comedian Jacqueline Novak provides the first and only book for depression sufferers--short term visitors or lifers--that promises not to offer any help overcoming depression...only comfort, company, and tips for life inside the grey fog. Advice that ranges from practical (Chapter 17: Do Your Crying on a Cat) to philosophical (Chapter 21: Make Peace With Sunshine) punctuates a laugh-out-loud memoir tracing the depression thread from Novak's average suburban childhood to her current adult New York City existence, an imperfect but healthy-ish life in which Novak is mostly upright but still rarely does laundry. At heart, How to Weep in Public provides a no-pressure, safe-zone for the reader to curl up inside. Keep this book on the shelf to be returned to it as needed-after all, depression is recurring. Jacqueline will be waiting to you tell you "You can fight another day." No, not as in "fight on another day" but "fight this some other day." Whether you're coping with the occasional down day, or thriving fully in Picasso's blue period, How to Weep in Public is the perfect place to regroup during a dark stint. So sit back, relax, and let Jacqueline Novak show you how to navigate the shadowy corridors of your troubled mind or the cheese display at the supermarket when food is the only thing that can save you.
About the Author
JACQUELINE NOVAK is a stand-up comic who has been featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden, at comedy festivals across the country, and was named a New Wave Woman by Pandora. Novak's comedy album, Quality Notions, is available on iTunes. Novak lives in New York, NY.