by Dintia Smith
… At the ceremony, the National Book Award for Non-Fiction went to Andrew Solomon for The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, an encyclopedic study of depression in all its terrifying aspects, published by Scribner. In joyfully accepting the prize, Mr. Solomon said he would recommend winning the National Book Award as an antidote for depression.
“My dream for this book is that it become unnecessary,” he said.
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