Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields
My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

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In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery.

When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the world, something unexpected followed--a crippling depression. Now, for the first time ever, in Down Came the Rain, Brooke talks about the trials, tribulations, and finally the triumphs that occurred before, during, and after the birth of her daughter.
 

About Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields began modeling and acting during childhood and went on to star in film, on television, and on Broadway. She graduated with honors from Princeton University and is the author of a memoir, the New York Times bestselling Down Came the Rain, and a picture book, Welcome to Your World, Baby, also illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld. Brooke lives with her husband, writer/producer Chris Henchy, and their daughters, Rowan and Grier, in Los Angeles.
 
Published January 1, 1900 by Hyperion. 226 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Unsparing account of the actress's experience with acute postpartum anxiety disorder following the birth of her daughter in 2003.

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In 1980, when she was 15, Shields starred in The Blue Lagoon . In the movie, her character accidentally becomes pregnant, and when her son is born, he intuitively

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Psych Central

In the spring of 2006, the depression of two very successful men made newspaper headlines in Maryland.

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Psych Central

Many of us know and grew up with Brooke Shields, even as she grew older in front of us on the big screen (in mostly forgettable roles), and then later on television in the show, “Suddenly Susan.” So when she sat down to pen her memoir in battling postpartum depression, it sort of feels like you’r...

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