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With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, National Book Award-winner Andrew Solomon takes the listener on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets.

The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews wit fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness.

The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the listener's view of the world.

©2004 Andrew Solomon (P)2004 Simon & Schuster

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Fantastic

After watching Andrew Solomon's TEDtalk I was excited to find his books on audible.
He is by far my most favorite writer and I am happy that he published this book about a topic that is so dear to my heart. Thank you for this great experience.

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book with potential.

i enjoyed the stories a lot, but the way the sentences were written could have been done better. Every sentence had the word depression in it more or less and I disliked the fact that the author focused mainly on medication as a cure for depression and did not included many success stories. The book made me somehow sad. after every sunset there should be a sunrise

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