Shoot the Damn Dog by Sally Brampton
A Memoir of Depression

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A searing, raw memoir of depression that is ultimately uplifting and inspiring.


A successful magazine editor and prize-winning journalist, Sally Brampton launched Elle magazine in the UK in 1985. But behind the successful, glamorous career was a story that many of her friends and colleagues knew nothing about—her ongoing struggle with severe depression and alcoholism. Brampton's is a candid, tremendously honest telling of how she was finally able to "address the elephant in the room," and of a culture that sends the overriding message that people who suffer from depression are somehow responsible for their own illness. She offers readers a unique perspective of depression from the inside that is at times wrenching, but ultimately inspirational, as it charts her own coming back to life. Beyond her personal story, Brampton offers practical advice to all those affected by this illness. This book will resonate with any person whose life has been haunted by depression, at the same time offering help and understanding to those whose loved ones suffer from this debilitating condition.
 

About Sally Brampton

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Sally Brampton lives in London and is a highly acclaimed novelist, columnist, and journalist. She also teaches fashion at the Fashion Institute.
 
Published June 17, 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Sobering account of a British fashion writer's struggles with alcoholism and clinical depression.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir ...

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Depression, and particularly severe depression, doesn't tot up the points and present itself when the threshold has been crossed, but Sally Brampton also had two failed marriages behind her and events had conspired to turn her into a serial house mover.

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