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The Noonday Demon Among The Guardian’s 100 Best Books of the 21st Century

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.

#23: The Noonday Demon, by Andrew Solomon (2001)

Emerging from Solomon’s own painful experience, this “anatomy” of depression examines its many faces — plus its science, sociology and treatment. The book’s combination of honesty, scholarly rigour and poetry made it a benchmark in literary memoir and understanding of mental health.

Read The Guardian’s 2001 review

(For the full list, please visit The Guardian.)