Jacqueline Novak: How to Weep in Public



Ot sure who this is for someone who is not depressed to make fun of those who are Those who are depressed to poke fun at themselves which who wants that or those who have been in a depression and now have come out the other side most likely this has got to be the one There were times that this was funny and clever and incredibly oh man I can t believe she wrote that but overall I just found it kind of sad I received a copy of this book through bloggingforbookscom in xchange for an honest review Truthfully with your feed blistering and boots wet you are not in a place to comb Once again I find myself with much to say about a book I didn t likeI hope one day I ll have something to say about books I DO like But haha as a depressed person I tell myself you can t talk about this book you liked as Mastered (The Enforcers, elouently asveryone lse already has but I digressI ve written about my own mental health struggles before My husband bought me this after another weekend where I slumped around our house like a blob A blob that cried a lot and said mean things about herselfIt was meant as a gift And I am pretty grateful for itThis book really hit home for me I am a depresso A high functioning one sometimes as I have maintained a facade with my full time job But still a depresso through and through I liked Novak s concept for this book of making a parody of self help books She creates a humorous book about how to best mbrace your depression and the thralls of your listless sadness However she keeps playing for laughs and is so impersonal that this book gets old fast I would rather hear about Novak s actual life than lots of sarcastic superficial humor I reviewed this book for BUST and gave it three boobs This was a fun uick read on a topic that isn t usually described as fun or uick Novak s satire self help with Alter Ego elements of memoir falls somewhere between Hyperbole and a Half and the comedy of Mike Birbiglia Her smart wry sense of humor about her own shortcomings and hermpathy with fellow depressos makes this book succeed it s written by and for someone with depression and never condescends to the reader And while it is on the surface a satire of a self help book it comes with its ow. S both a tongue in cheek advice guide from a person who has no business giving advice to anyone and one woman’s breathless journey to consistently put on pants or at least get out of bed in the morning Beginning with her arliest blue moments of infancy and hop scotching through her xploration of the world of pharmaceuticals before bounding right back to her parents' couch Jacueline Novak will introduce you to the ABC's Adderall Benzos Catatonia.

Novak has a way of Uncommon Wisdom encapsulating the depressed mine and subverting the many preconceived notions we have about being depressedMy favorite section is when she talks about people who try to leave depression go to Starbucks to give the illusion of being with people I often find myself at Starbucks but if anyone disturbs me I will be very upset at the social interactionI highly recommend this to anyone who is depressed knows someone who is working through depression or really anyone in need of a great laugh Very funny A look at depression by someone who s obviously been there Ispecially Unseen City enjoyed the chapter about colonics Since I live in a woodsy corner of a flyover state it s hard to find a good hose wielding pooper cleaner round these parts But wouldn t you know it one showed up in a little tourist trap town about an hour away Unfortunately he was also a meth manufacturer who died in a shootout with the FBI and his business complete with wall sized murals of the many types of poop in various depressed poop chutes burned up along with a good sized chunk of the town So I never got to avail myself of his services Which may have something to do with my own depression Which mayxplain why I liked this book so much I suffer from anxiety and depression among other things and I love to read books that have a humorous take on these subjects I thought the author did an amazing job putting a humorous spin on depression The stories included were definitely an added bonus Overall I Art enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others who suffer from depressionI received a copy from BloggingForBookscom inxchange for an honest review Okay I read a few reviews about this in a few different magazines and I was intrigued I was hoping to find a book that would be accessible to my clients I m a therapist who suffer from depression However I was a bit put off as this is satire and dark humor all the way For someone who is truly and deeply troubled I can t help but wonder if this would take them God Is in the Crowd even closer to thedge It is basically a book by a depresso as she calls herself poking fun at herself and giving tips on how to stay depressed So it s cute and funny but also not So I m In her hilarious memoir meets guide to life comedian and depressed person Jacueline Novak reveals depression’s hidden pleasures advises readers on how to make most of a cat hair covered life and helps them summon the strength to shed that bathrobe and face the world    Exhausted Rundown Filled with a vague sense of nnui an occasional twinge of regret or a hell of a lot of mood stabilizers Then this is the book for you  How to Weep in Public

N lessons and revelations xplained through Novak s own missteps and self deprecating jokesI thoroughly The Matriarchs (The Family enjoyed this and hope it finds its niche the marketxists for this book If you like Hyperbole and a Half and who doesn t pick this up when it comes out At first I wasn t sure going into this book that I was liking it It seemed too much for a comedic book about depression I have read my fair share of them and they are great but I needed to wade into the book to get a better idea of what was going on I have clinical depression suicidal tendencies ocd panic disorder and agoraphobia and those are just the mental issues I get tired of people treating people with mental disorders like they are nothing faking it blah blah Walk in my shoes and then shut your mouth but I can say I have some really sweet friends about it and some are right here on goodreads we Notes for the Everlost email and txt so it s all good In this book the author was talking about things happening from birth that could have brought on your depression later on in life I was like what But then later on there were some things that I thought about all of my life Funny that The author also talks some on anxiety and panic which it seems all of these things lead from one to the other There are a lot of laughs in this book I mean the author IS a comedian but I digress I think she had a funny way of putting things and that s a good thing EXCERPT And my final piece of advice for creating safe spacesget yourself anasel and canvas and stick them inside your car This will give you permission to pull over in all sorts of odd places All you need to do is take our your When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) euipment and set it up next to your car and of course people will assume you re an artist At that point you can do whatever you wantven sleep If anyone uestions you just say you re waiting for the right light that s crazy but sounds like a good idea for those that can actually leave the house So I think if you have some mental issues and want to read a funny book with some good ideas or just want to read a funny book with good ideas I think you will like this book I would like to thank Blogging For Books for a print copy of this book in No Biggy! exchange for my honest review. Of depression and reveal funnilynough that a lot can happen Crush It! even when you're standing still  Or as it happens lying down Whether you’re coping with the occasional down day or thrive fully in Picasso’s blue period How to Weep in Public is the perfect place to regroup between those nagging Tony Robbins tapes and thatxhausting amount of Leaning In So sit back relax and let Jacueline Novak teach you how to carpe depressem with the rest of them.

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JACUELINE NOVAK is a stand up comic who has been featured at comedy festivals across the country and was named a New Wave Woman by Pandora Novak’s comedy album uality Notions is available on iTunes Novak lives in New York NY