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This Close to Happy

A Reckoning With Depression

by Daphne Merkin

Hardcover, 288 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $26 |

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This Close to Happy
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A Reckoning With Depression
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Daphne Merkin

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A former New Yorker staff writer draws on her journalistic essays on depression to trace her lifelong battle with the disease, marked by her wealthy but inconsistent family and her numerous pursuits in therapy and hospitalization.

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Coming To Terms With Depression In 'This Close To Happy'

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