Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression (Paperback)
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Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 08/02/2018
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'This brave and moving memoir challenges all the cliches about mental illness ... All who know the pain of depression will find the book immensely useful, and so will their friends and relations' Sunday Times Shoot the Damn Dog blasts the stigma of depression as a character flaw and confronts the illness Winston Churchill called 'the black dog', a condition that humiliates, punishes and isolates its sufferers. It is a personal account of a journey through severe depression as well as being a practical book, suggesting ideas about what might help. With its raw, understated eloquence, it will speak volumes to anyone whose life has been haunted by depression, as well as offering help and understanding to those whose loved ones suffer from this difficult illness. This updated edition includes a beautiful and moving afterword by Sally Brampton's daughter, Molly Powell, following her mother's death in 2016.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408897911
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Down-to-earth, honest, sometimes painful, often moving ... What stands out is the book's tone: its honesty, its wisdom and its courage * Daily Telegraph *
Brave and honest ... It must have been terribly painful to write it. But, golly, am I glad that Sally Brampton did * Independent *
She writes of her despair with such fluidity and lyricism * Observer *
Brampton's obsessively honest, angry account ... aims to explode the myth that depression happens only to losers ... This brave and moving memoir challenges all the cliches about mental illness ... All who know the pain of depression will find the book immensely useful, and so will their friends and relations * Sunday Times *

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Joy Finlayson

“A powerful and important book”

As a journalist of some standing, Sally Brampton’s life looks ideal, until you discover the severe depression that has plagued her for years at a time. Shoot the Damn Dog is Sally’s account of her desperate fight to... More

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“brilliant, informative and well written”

After suffering from depression for over a year this book helped me find answers to some of the long standing questions I had about my illness. Sally has shown me that I am not alone and the feelings that I have had... More

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“Shoot the Damn Dog”

Having suffered from depression on and off since childhood, this book was a truly great find. Recommended by a colleague I have demolished it in just two days - the only non-fiction book that I would ever say was a... More

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