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Things That Helped : On Postpartum Depression - by Jessica Friedmann (Paperback)

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Jessica Friedmann navigates her recovery from postpartum depression in a wide-ranging collection of personal essays

Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann’s recovery from postpartum depression. In each essay she focuses on a separate totemic object—from pho red lips to the musician Anohni—to tell a story that is both deeply personal and culturally resonant. Drawing on critical theory, popular culture, and her own experience, Friedmann’s wide-ranging essays touch on class, race, gender, and sexuality, as well as motherhood, creativity, and mental illness. Occasionally confrontational, but always powerfully moving and beautifully observed, Things That Helped charts her return into the world: a slow and complex process of reassembling what depression fractured, and sometimes broke.

Number of Pages: 262 pages ;
Genre: Social Science, Biography + Autobiography, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Essays, Psychopathology, Personal Memoirs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Book theme: Depression
Author: Jessica Friedmann
Language: English
Street Date: April 10, 2018
TCIN: 53200428
UPC: 9780374274801
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-4245
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