- 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