Sorrow and Bliss


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$16.99  $15.80
Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Meg Mason comenzó su carrera escribiendo en el Financial Times y en The Times de Londres. Ha escrito textos de humor para The New Yorker y Sunday STYLE, columnas mensuales para GQ e InsideOut y ahora es colaboradora habitual de Vogue, ELLE, Stellar y Marie Claire. Vive en Sydney con su esposo y dos hijas.


Sorrow and Bliss is a brilliantly faceted and extremely funny book about depression that engulfed me in the way I'm always hoping to be engulfed by novels. While I was reading it, I was making a list of all the people I wanted to send it to, until I realized that I wanted to send it to everyone I know.--Ann Patchett
Completely brilliant, I loved it. I think every girl and woman should read it.--Gillian Anderson
An incredibly funny and devastating debut. . . . enlivened, often, by a madcap energy. Yet it still manages to be sensitive and heartfelt, and to offer a nuanced portrayal of what it means to try to make amends and change, even when that involves 'start[ing] again from nothing.'"--The Guardian
Exploring the multifaceted hardships of mental illness and the frustrating inaccuracy of diagnoses, medications, and treatments, Sorrow and Bliss is darkly comic and deeply heartfelt . . . Martha's voice is acerbic, witty, and raw.--Booklist (starred review)
Meg Mason's unflagging comic impulses drive this novel about the havoc a woman's mental illness wreaks on her marriage.--Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Brutal, tender, funny, this novel--a portrait of love in all of its many incarnations--came alive for me from the very first page. I saw myself here. I saw the people I love. I am changed by this book.--Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes
"A truly comic novel about love and the despair of depression. It's a rare and beautiful thing when an author can break your heart with humor; it's also the quality I admire most in a writer." --Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest and Good Company
"Sorrow and Bliss is hilarious, haunting, and utterly captivating. Meg Mason has created a heroine as prickly as Bernadette in Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Her humor is as arch and wise as the best work of Joan Didion and Rachel Cusk, yet completely original. What a thrilling new voice!"--Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters
"Mason excels in her heartbreaking U.S. debut, an account of a woman's self-discovery amid her struggle with mental illness. . . . Witty and stark, Martha's emotionally affecting story will delight fans of Sally Rooney."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A quiet and achingly beautiful love story. . . . LOVED it. Masterfully written. And powerful."--Elin Hilderbrand