By Benilde Little
The nationally bestselling writer of Good Hair and The Itch pens her first e-book of nonfiction, a “momoir” approximately her personal trip taking good care of getting older mom and dad, elevating young children, being married, plunging to the depths of melancholy, and mountain climbing her means out.
My mom was once long gone. I by no means suggestion i might continue to exist her death.
A significant bestselling novelist and previous journal editor, lengthy married to a good-looking and profitable stockbroker with whom she has a gorgeous daughter and son, Benilde Little as soon as had each cause to think on most sensible of the area. yet as sickness, the getting older of her mom and dad, and different hurdles interrupted her likely ideal existence, she took a tailspin right into a pit of medical depression.
Told in her personal fearless and clever voice, Welcome to My Breakdown chronicles a cavern of melancholy so darkish that Benilde didn’t recognize if she’d ever get over what David Foster Wallace referred to as “a nausea of the soul.” She discusses every little thing from her Newark upbringing, once-frequent visits to a Muslim mosque, and the way it felt thus far a married guy, to her doubts approximately marriage, being stuck among elder care and childcare, and finally how she handled her melancholy and located a fashion out.
Writing within the brave culture of serious lady storytellers reminiscent of Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Pearl Cleage, Benilde doesn’t carry again as she stocks insights, thought, and intimate information of her lifestyles. robust, relatable, and eventually redemptive, Welcome to My Breakdown is a notable memoir concerning the energy inside of us all to upward push from depression and to think wish and pleasure back.