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The Resource This close to happy : a reckoning with depression, Daphne Merkin, (sound recording)

This close to happy : a reckoning with depression, Daphne Merkin, (sound recording)

Label
This close to happy : a reckoning with depression
Title
This close to happy
Title remainder
a reckoning with depression
Statement of responsibility
Daphne Merkin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gifted and audacious writer confronts her lifelong battle with depression and her search for release. This Close to Happy is the rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression, written from a woman's perspective and informed by an acute understanding of the implications of this disease over a lifetime.Taking off from essays on depression she has written for the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine, Daphne Merkin casts her eye back to her beginnings to try to sort out the root causes of her affliction. She recounts the travails of growing up in a large, affluent family where there was a paucity of love and basics such as food and clothing despite the presence of a chauffeur and a cook. She goes on to recount her early hospitalization for depression in poignant detail, as well as her complex relationship with her mercurial, withholding mother. Along the way Merkin also discusses her early, redemptive love of reading and gradual emergence as a writer. She eventually marries, has a child, and suffers severe postpartum depression, for which she is again hospitalized. Merkin also discusses her visits to various therapists and psychopharmocologists, which enables her to probe the causes of depression and its various treatments. The book ends in the present, where the writer has learned how to navigate her depression, if not "cure" it, after a third hospitalization in the wake of her mother's death
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Merkin, Daphne
Dewey number
CDbook/616.85/270092/Merk/2017
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
RG852
LC item number
.M47 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Suzanne Toren
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Toren, Suzanne
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  • Merkin, Daphne
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Depression in children
  • Depression in women
  • Depressed persons
  • Women
  • Psychotherapist and patient
  • Audiobooks
  • Autobiography
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
This close to happy : a reckoning with depression, Daphne Merkin, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky286026776
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504773096
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc24c
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
This close to happy : a reckoning with depression, Daphne Merkin, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky286026776
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504773096
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc24c
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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