Thanks for a inspiring book about depression, I have gone through some very depressing times and only God got me through it. I could not put the book down once I started reading it because Chonda told her story in such a honest way that so many could identify with her. Keep writing and making ussee the good and humerous side of life.
It is nice to know that someone else out there has some of the same feelings as the rest of us. I am not chronic depressent but it did help me through some feels of on set depresstion and gave me a better understanding of how and why I was feeling the way I was feeling. I am not crazy! Who knew?! Thanks Chondra and Christian book .comConnie
All I can say is WOW! Chonda's honest account of her experience with depression touched a very deep spiritual place in me. While she is extremely funny with her account, I was balling like a baby by the second chapter. Not because her experience was so sad, (that is much later in the book) rather because I realized that I have been depressed for a long time. When I read the "10 questions" she lists in the book to analyze whether or not I may be depressed, I answered 7 of the 10 as yes. This was a turning point for me. I looked over at my husband with tears streaming down my face and said, "Honey, I think I'm depressed." He looked at me like, "YEA, it's about time you realized it!" Well, don't mean for the review to be about me! Just letting readers know that this could be a life changing book for you. After reading it, you may be moved to get some help without feeling ashamed or embarrassed. After all, even really funny, talented folks like Chonda can get depressed...and so can you. It doesn't mean that you are wacko psycho; you just need a little help and God has provided some wonderful tools and people to help you get through this.I pray that this book will be a blessing to others as it was to me. For some reason the Christian community seems to judge those who need mental health help rather than reaching out in God's love; using Christ's example to love hurting people back to health again. Chonda briefly discusses this in her book and I hope she has the courage to continue to remind the church (in her funny way) of this.Thank you for an excellent book and for being transparent about the realities of depression, Chonda. God bless you!