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Sep 2011

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Writing this book was a courageous act, worthy of respect and admiration.

Jan 2004

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The Noonday Demon... is permeated with the victim’s relentless honesty, curiosity, and passion to understand his own fall and to share the fruits of his scholarly journey.

Dec 2002

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The novelist William Styron states that The Noonday Demon is "An amazingly rich and absorbing work ..." I heartily concur with that assessment.

Mar 2002

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Solomon charts the history, the science, and even the philosophy of depression with an industry and thoroughness that must have been hell for him to achieve.

Jan 2002

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As well written as it is, The Noonday Demon is not an easy read and not for the faint of heart...

Dec 2001

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This National Book Award winner encompasses the literary and scientific history of the disease... Considering its subject, a remarkably addictive and invigorating history.

Oct 2001

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"Losing your mind, like losing your car keys, is a real hassle," Andrew Solomon observes in this sometimes humorous and always horror-filled account of depression.

Sep 2001

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Despite Solomon's sagacity and completeness, the book is never ponderous or dull. Solomon mixes personal narrative, anecdote and research findings in an absorbing, flowing narrative.

Jul 2001

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Solomon interweaves a personal narrative with scientific, philosophical, historical, political and cultural insights... The result is an elegantly written, meticulously researched book that is empathetic and enlightening, scholarly and useful.

Jun 2001

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At times, "The Noonday Demon"' is overwhelming, not just from the potent stories of depression sufferers but also by the sheer amount of information packed into the book. Still, Solomon's eloquent and honest style proves engaging.