John Moe, The Hilarious World of Depression

Join journalist and podcaster John Moe for.a talk abou this book, The Hilarious World of Depression. 

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For years John Moe, critically-acclaimed public radio personality and host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, struggled with depression; it plagued his family and claimed the life of his brother in 2007. As Moe came to terms with his own illness, he began to see similar patterns of behavior and coping mechanisms surfacing in conversations with others, including high-profile comedians who'd struggled with the disease. Moe saw that there was tremendous comfort and community in open dialogue about these shared experiences and that humor had a unique power. Thus was born the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression

Inspired by the immediate success of the podcast, Moe has written a remarkable investigation of the disease, part memoir of his own journey, part treasure trove of laugh-out-loud stories and insights drawn from years of interviews with some of the most brilliant minds facing similar challenges. Throughout the course of this powerful narrative, depression's universal themes come to light, among them, struggles with identity, lack of understanding of the symptoms, the challenges of work-life, self-medicating, the fallout of the disease in the lives of our loved ones, the tragedy of suicide, and the hereditary aspects of the disease. 

The Hilarious World of Depression illuminates depression in an entirely fresh and inspiring way.

John Moe has served as host of national public radio broadcasts such as Weekend AmericaMarketplace Tech Report and, from 2010- 2015, Wits. His reporting has been heard on All Things ConsideredMorning EditionMarketplaceDay to Day, and more. His writing appears in humor anthologies, The New York Times MagazineMcSweeney's, and The Seattle Times. He's a much in-demand public speaker and the author of multiple books, including The Hilarious World of Depression.

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