Depression & Other Magic Tricks

Depression & Other Magic Tricks

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Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 50,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Andrea Gibson, author of Pansy, writes "I read this book on a day I couldn't get out of bed and it made me feel like I had a friend in the world...Simply put, this book disappears loneliness."
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN :, Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781943735204
Characteristics: 75 pages ; 22 cm

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SareM91 Oct 30, 2017

My rating seems really harsh but I don't mean it to be - I go by Goodreads' rating system, so this book was a solid "Ok." I just don't like reading poetry, that's really it. I thought this would be amazing since the subject matter seemed like something I could related to, but no such lu... Read More »

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Cynthia_N Oct 07, 2017

This is one of those books that just keeps getting better and better the more you mull over what you have read! I have highlighted so many passages that just made me pause in wonder at how simple but powerful words can be. Highly recommended!


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SareM91 Oct 30, 2017

My rating seems really harsh but I don't mean it to be - I go by Goodreads' rating system, so this book was a solid "Ok." I just don't like reading poetry, that's really it. I thought this would be amazing since the subject matter seemed like something I could related to, but no such luck. Even the depression I couldn't relate to much of the time, because in this book it kind of centered on breakup angst and that's not really my thing.

I would not recommend this to people with depression who want something to relate to and someone to feel pain with, but I would recommend it to people who recently had a big breakup or is dealing with unrequited love.

Cynthia_N Oct 07, 2017

This is one of those books that just keeps getting better and better the more you mull over what you have read! I have highlighted so many passages that just made me pause in wonder at how simple but powerful words can be. Highly recommended!

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