Welcome to My Breakdown

A Memoir
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Author(s): Benilde Little
Original Publish Date: Apr 21, 2015
Product Number: EB00582071
Released: Apr 21, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781476751979
Publisher: Atria Books
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Description

In her "eminently readable memoir about turning darkness back into light" (People), the nationally bestselling author of Good Hair candidly shares her journey from having it all to plunging into a deep depression after her beloved mother's death—and finally climbing back out. Benilde Little's life appeared perfect. A bestselling novelist with two beautiful children, a handsome husband, a gorgeous home, and good friends, she had every reason to feel on top of the world. She was mindful of the sacrifices that enabled her to prosper and never took the good life for granted. But when illness and aging overtook her parents, and other challenges suddenly loomed, she went into a tailspin of clinical depression. Little chronicles her descent into a cavern so dark and impenetrable that she didn't know if she'd ever recover. But, as she learns, the only road out of depression is through it. She reflects back on her protected upbringing in Newark, New Jersey; celebrates her remarkable mother; and tracks her youth from an early relationship with the Nation of Islam, to the city life of a young professional, to the domesticity of the suburbs. After finding herself sandwiched between the twin demands of elder care and childcare, she explores how, with therapy and introspection, she regained her voice and mapped a way out of her depression. Writing in the courageous tradition of great female storytellers such as Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Pearl Cleage, Little doesn't hold back as she shares insights, inspiration, and intimate details of her life with her trademark candor and fearlessness. Powerful, relatable, and ultimately redemptive, Welcome to My Breakdown is a remarkable memoir about the strength within us all to rise from despair and to feel hope and joy again.

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CD
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Author(s): Benilde Little
Narrator(s): Benilde Little
Product Number DD21050
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494512705
eAudio
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Author(s): Benilde Little
Narrator(s): Benilde Little
Product Number Z100093178
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494592707