We recommend this…
if you are experiencing depression and it would help to know that others have been there too, or if you are trying to understand a loved one’s depression, especially if you like a dose of dry Glasgow humour even in the toughest times.
A quick summary
This book is a relatable memoir for people with depression, and it also contains nuggets of practical advice. Susan Calman is speaking from a lifetime of personal experience, with absolute honesty and sincerity, and also, of course, with humour. The book is not about ‘getting over’ her depression, it’s about how she learned to embrace all aspects of herself and become “the most joyous sad person you’ll ever meet”.
Content note: contains references to self-harm, suicide and hospitalisation.