How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression From One Who Knows

How to Weep in Public isn't a preachy, "You must do this.  You must do that.  Why aren't you doing that?"  No.  It's not one of those.  In fact, considering that Novak does lay out specific instructions as to how to cry in public, one might think that this was her only agenda and actually, there are some conflicting thoughts here as Novak has addressed it on more than one occasion. 

However, we care not.  Novak is funny and funny trumps any agenda, as far as Ginae Says is concerned.  Writing is cathartic and maybe she needed it.  Maybe, she did not.
How to Weep in Public
We are forever curious as to how others handle their depression, especially those who are employed in a public eye and while Novak does allude to the really hard times, she doesn't go into great detail.  Whether this is positive or negative, it does make her words easier to digest. 

Plus, she's depressed.  Who are we to burden her load?  And, really, why must the writer constantly beg for approval?  Novak can write!


Fantasies of switching souls with inanimate objects still come upon me when I'm expected to do some like attend a dinner.

In retrospect, I see that my puppet fetish was a stand-in for the social interactions with other human beings I was missing.

The depressive's home is a sanctuary, and it must be treated as such.

Author: Jacqueline Novak
File Size: 4057 KB
Print Length: 258 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0804139709
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (March 1, 2016)
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Sold by: Random House LLC
Language: English

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