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Welcome to My Breakdown

(2015)
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"My mother was gone. I never thought I would survive her death." A major, best-selling novelist and former magazine editor, long married to a handsome and successful stockbroker with whom she has a beautiful daughter and son, Benilde Little once had every reason to feel on top of the world. But as illness, the aging of her parents, and other hurdles interrupted her seemingly perfect life, she took a tailspin into a pit of clinical depression. Told in her own fearless and wise voice, Welcome to My Breakdown chronicles a cavern of depression so dark that Benilde didn't know if she'd ever recover from what David Foster Wallace called "a nausea of the soul". She discusses everything from her Newark upbringing, once-frequent visits to a Muslim mosque, and how it felt to date a married man to her doubts about marriage, being caught between elder care and childcare, and ultimately how she treated her depression and found a way out. Writing in the courageous tradition of great female storytellers such as Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Pearl Cleage, Benilde doesn't hold back as she shares insights, inspiration, and intimate details of her life. Powerful, relatable, and ultimately redemptive, Welcome to My Breakdown is a remarkable memoir about the power within us all to rise from despair and to feel hope and joy again.


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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir
Author(s): Benilde Little
ISBN: 1-4767-5195-1 / 978-1-4767-5195-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir
Author(s): Benilde Little
ISBN: 1-4767-5196-X / 978-1-4767-5196-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir
Author(s): Benilde Little
ISBN: 1-4945-1270-X / 978-1-4945-1270-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir
Author(s): Benilde Little
ISBN: 1-4945-6270-7 / 978-1-4945-6270-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir
Author(s): Benilde Little
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir
Author(s): Benilde Little
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir
Author(s): Benilde Little
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon UK