The Hilarious World of Depression


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$27.99  $25.75
St. Martin's Press
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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

John Moe has served as host of national public radio broadcasts such as Weekend America, Marketplace Tech Report and, from 2010- 2015, Wits. His reporting has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Marketplace, Day to Day, and more. His writing appears in humor anthologies, The New York Times Magazine, McSweeney's, and The Seattle Times. He's a much in-demand public speaker and the author of multiple books, including The Hilarious World of Depression.


One of Todays's Ten Best Inspirational Books, 2020

John Moe's book is the feel-bad hit of the summer! --Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

Moe takes the stigma out of discussing mental illness and offers camaraderie to those who suffer from depression... [His] words should supply help, hope, and humor to many readers. --Library Journal

A funny, honest book about depression, and what you can do despite it. John Moe is actually a very funny man, and this is a very serious book that also manages to be funny about things we are not supposed to laugh at. --Neil Gaiman

Moe's edifying, enjoyable take on the realities of living with depression will uplift any reader. --Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

Moe is exactly the right person to give an attentive, irreverent voice to those suffering with depression. --Susan Maguire, Booklist

You wouldn't expect a book that details depression to be laugh-out-loud funny, but this one is. --Today

Is it appropriate to say that I loved a book about depression? Well, if it's as candid and funny and intimate as this one, 'love' seems right. Moe's book is also deeply moving and, against all odds, life-affirming. It's an ode to the blues that makes you feel better about being human. --Susan Orlean

This book is an excellent life raft for those of us who are so sure that we are alone in our struggles. You should read it. More than once I woke my husband up shouting, Oh my God, THIS. IT IS EXACTLY* THIS while reading this book. He was concerned but no more than usual. -- Jenny Lawson

[This book] takes a deep dive into his painful past and blends it with wisdom...The result is part memoir, part self-help... --MinnPost