Depression The Comedy: A Tale Of Perseverance by Jessica HolmesDepression The Comedy: A Tale Of Perseverance by Jessica Holmes

Depression The Comedy: A Tale Of Perseverance

byJessica Holmes

Paperback | April 24, 2018

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"An uplifting memoir we can all relate to, and the funniest book about depression you're ever going to read.- Kathryn Greenwood, Whose Line Is It Anyway?"Jessica Holmes has delivered a powerful 'antidepressant' with this hilarious, informative, and heartwarming book.- Dr. Shimi Kang, psychiatrist, bestselling author of The Dolphin Parent "Jessica's ability to open up about painful things in a way that make them hilarious and beautiful is astounding! This book will make you laugh, make you feel brave and make you feel like you are normal and wonderful just the way you are!" - Aisha Alfa, comedian, Just For LaughsComedians live by the mantra tragedy + time = comedy - hence Jessica Holmes's refreshing and hilarious new memoir about depression, 'the cold sore of the mind.' She takes us on her journey - sometimes laugh-out-loud, sometimes cringe-worthy - from successful performer to someone who was basically living the life of a house cat. She muses about· the chicken and the egg of depression and comedy· marriage counselling (a.k.a. tattling on your spouse)· where jokes come from· living on the sofa, which now looks like a tornado hit a 7-Eleven· her kids' take on the perks of having a depressed mom: "We don't have to clean up anything. Yesterday the cat barfed and Mom just put a cushion on it and went back to playing on the iPad!"· the obnoxiousness of anti-depressant commercials: "I never noticed the ocean before!"Holmes shares her two cents on how to play it cool when your medication makes you hear Kate Hudson's voice, and why you don't sneak elk pepperettes into the movies. It's a validating read for anyone who has suffered from depression a little ("I get sad every January") or a lot ("My psychiatrist doesn't have a name for what I've got") or who just thinks real life calls for levity and understanding.
Jessica Holmes is a Canadian comedian, actress, and improviser best known for her work on the Royal Canadian Air Farce and The Holmes Show. As a stand-up, she has opened for comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Russell Peters, as well as icons like Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. She's performed with the Second City, Just fo...
Title:Depression The Comedy: A Tale Of PerseveranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.29 × 6.16 × 0.5 inPublished:April 24, 2018Publisher:Page Two Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0995266549

ISBN - 13:9780995266544

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I'm not a comedian, just a senior who has suffered from anxiety and depression all my life. Jessica spoke to me in this book. I found myself in almost every chapter. Thank you for telling it like it is.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A funny look at a hard topic Jessica shares her own personal experiences with depression using humour. It is raw and honest, funny and human. She has a way of talking about a difficult subject by breaking down the stigma and openning up conversation.
Date published: 2018-05-08