Rated of 5
by Melissa Padgett
I've suffered with depression most of my 49 years, and read many books on the subject. All pale in comparison to Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon. His deeply personal experiences with depression qualify him to speak empathetically, while his exhaustive and brilliant research opens door after door of hope, possibility, and insight into this insidious killer. Every word rings true. Even the title, with its admixture of everydayness and horror speaks directly to the heart of how pervasive and deadly depression is. This book is a must-read for anyone suffering from depression or who knows someone who suffers...just having this book in my home brings comfort.