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The Resource Welcome to my breakdown : a memoir, Benilde Little

Welcome to my breakdown : a memoir, Benilde Little

Label
Welcome to my breakdown : a memoir
Title
Welcome to my breakdown
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Benilde Little
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The nationally bestselling author of Good Hair and The Itch pens her first book of nonfiction, a "memoir" about her own journey caring for aging parents, raising children, being married, plunging to the depths of depression, and climbing her way out. My mother was gone. I never thought I would survive her death. A major bestselling novelist and former magazine editor, long married to a handsome and successful stockbroker with whom she has a beautiful daughter and son, Benilde Little once had every reason to feel on top of the world. But as illness, the aging of her parents, and other hurdles interrupted her seemingly perfect life, she took a tailspin into a pit of clinical depression. Told in her own fearless and wise voice, Welcome to My Breakdown chronicles a cavern of depression so dark that Benilde didn't know if she'd ever recover from what David Foster Wallace called "a nausea of the soul." She discusses everything from her Newark upbringing, once-frequent visits to a Muslim mosque, and how it felt to date a married man, to her doubts about marriage, being caught between elder care and childcare, and ultimately how she treated her depression and found a way out. Writing in the courageous tradition of great female storytellers such as Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Pearl Cleage, Benilde doesn't hold back as she shares insights, inspiration, and intimate details of her life. Powerful, relatable, and ultimately redemptive, Welcome to My Breakdown is a remarkable memoir about the power within us all to rise from despair and to feel hope and joy again"--
  • "A chronicle of clinical depression from a bestselling novelist"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Little, Benilde
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS3562.I78276
  • PS3562.I78276
LC item number
  • Z46 2015
  • Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Little, Benilde
  • Novelists
  • Women novelists, American
  • Depressed persons
Label
Welcome to my breakdown : a memoir, Benilde Little
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky271485327
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781476751955
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015001624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Welcome to my breakdown : a memoir, Benilde Little
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky271485327
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781476751955
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015001624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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