By Benilde Little
The nationally bestselling writer of Good Hair and The Itch pens her first e-book of nonfiction, a “momoir” approximately her personal trip taking good care of getting older mom and dad, elevating kids, being married, plunging to the depths of melancholy, and mountain climbing her means out.
My mom used to be long past. I by no means notion i might live to tell the tale her death.
A significant bestselling novelist and previous journal editor, lengthy married to a good-looking and profitable stockbroker with whom she has a gorgeous daughter and son, Benilde Little as soon as had each cause to think on best of the realm. yet as ailment, the getting older of her mom and dad, and different hurdles interrupted her likely ideal lifestyles, she took a tailspin right into a pit of scientific depression.
Told in her personal fearless and clever voice, Welcome to My Breakdown chronicles a cavern of melancholy so darkish that Benilde didn’t recognize if she’d ever get over what David Foster Wallace known as “a nausea of the soul.” She discusses every little thing from her Newark upbringing, once-frequent visits to a Muslim mosque, and the way it felt so far a married guy, to her doubts approximately marriage, being stuck among elder care and childcare, and eventually how she handled her melancholy and located a manner out.
Writing within the brave culture of serious woman storytellers akin to Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Pearl Cleage, Benilde doesn’t carry again as she stocks insights, concept, and intimate information of her existence. robust, relatable, and finally redemptive, Welcome to My Breakdown is a striking memoir concerning the energy inside of us all to upward push from melancholy and to suppose wish and pleasure back.