Out of the Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness

Paperback | May 5, 2012

byJan Wong

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Out of the Blue is the surreal, wrenching, sometimes hilarious, and ultimately triumphant story of one woman's struggle to come to terms with depression.

At the height of her career in journalism, Jan Wong's world came crashing down. A story she wrote on a school shooting sparked a violent backlash, including death threats. Her newspaper failed to stand by her, and for the first time in her life she spiraled into clinical depression. She found herself unable to write, but the paper's management thought she was feigning illness, and fired her. Her insurer rejected her claim of depression, and her publisher refused to publish this book.

Out of the Blue is a memoir unlike any other. It is the surreal, wrenching, sometimes hilarious, and ultimately triumphant story of one woman's struggle to come to terms with depression.

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Out of the Blue is the surreal, wrenching, sometimes hilarious, and ultimately triumphant story of one woman's struggle to come to terms with depression. At the height of her career in journalism, Jan Wong's world came crashing down. A story she wrote on a school shooting sparked a violent backlash, including death threats. Her newspap...

Jan Wong is a journalist and professor. Her other non-fiction books are Red China Blues, Jan Wong's China, Lunch With Jan Wong, and Beijing Confidential. Jan divides her time between Toronto and Fredericton.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:May 5, 2012Publisher:Jan WongLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0987868500

ISBN - 13:9780987868503

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Wong may have travelled al long road, but Out of the Blue signals her courageous return.

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