- Pulitzer Prize winning author,
William Styron describes his devastating descent into depression,
taking us on an unprecedented journey into the realm of madness.
- In the summer of 1985, he
was overtaken by persistent insomnia and a troubling sense of
malaise -- the first signs of a deep depression that would engulf
his life and leave him on the brink of suicide.
- This highly acclaimed account
is an intimate portrait of the agony of Styron's ordeal, as well
as a probing look at an illness that affects millions yet is
still widely misunderstood.
- Styron writes, "To most
of those who have experienced it, the horror of depression is
so overwhelming as to be quite beyond expression."
- He is unsparing as he shares
the anguish of his illness and return from the abyss.
by William Styron