WITH A NEW EPILOGUE BY THE AUTHOR
The most affecting, intelligent, important and constructive book on depression there has ever been - a key text by a New Yorker writer who has not only experienced the depths of depression but has researched every aspect of it.
Andrew Solomon holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Cambridge; is a professor of psychology at Columbia University and President of PEN American Center; and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. A lecturer and activist, he is the author of Far from the Tree- Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, which won the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and many other awards; and The Noonday Demon- An Atlas of Depression, which won the National Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has been published in twenty-four languages. His TED talks have been viewed over 12 million times. A dual UK/US national, he lives in London and New York. www.andrewsolomon.com.
The best book ever on depression. Andrew Solomon explains
everything with a sharp, scientific clarity. -- William Leith *
Evening Standard *
The history, treatment and even politics of depression are thoroughly covered... Solomon's brutal honesty makes this the best account of depression I have ever read. -- Chris Nancollas * Tablet *
A mesmerising journey... magnificent * Observer *
Extraordinary and redeeming... A work of great charm and individuality but also of impressive scholarship * Evening Standard *
A lodestone work * Guardian *