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Unholy Ghost Writers on Depression

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ISBN-10: 0060007826

ISBN-13: 9780060007829

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nell Casey

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Unholy Ghost is a unique collection of essays about depression that, in the spirit of William Styron's Darkness Visible, finds vivid expression for an elusive illness suffered by more than one in five Americans today. Unlike any other memoir of depression, however, Unholy Ghost includes many voices and depicts the most complete portrait of the illness. Lauren Slater eloquently describes her own perilous experience as a pregnant woman on antidepressant medication. Susanna Kaysen, writing for the first time about depression since Girl, Interrupted, criticizes herself and others for making too much of the illness. Larry McMurtry recounts the despair that descended after his quadruple bypass…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The editor of the national bestseller Unholy Ghost , Nell Caseyhas written for Slate , the New York Times , Salon , Elle , and Glamour , among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.

Epigraph
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Delicious Placebo
Toys in the Attic: An Ars Poetica Under the Influence
Bodies in the Basement: An Ars Poetica with Attitude
One Cheer for Melancholy
Heaven and Nature
Poodle Bed
From Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen
Noontime
Fading to Gray
from Darkness Visible
Strands
An Unwelcome Career
Melancholy and the Muse
Ghost in the House
Writing the Wrongs of Identity
On Living Behind Bars
from The Savage God
Planet No
A Melancholy of Mine Own
The Legacy
Wish You Were Here
A Better Place to Live
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