Things That Helped by Jessica Friedmann audiobook

Things That Helped: On Postpartum Depression

By Jessica Friedmann
Read by Shiromi Arserio

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9780374274801
7.10 Hours Unabridged
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Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann's recovery from postpartum depression. In each essay she focuses on a separate totemic object—from pho to red lips to the musician Anohni—to tell a story that is both deeply personal and culturally resonant. Drawing on critical theory, popular culture, and her own experience, Friedmann's wide-ranging essays touch on class, race, gender, and sexuality, as well as motherhood, creativity, and mental illness. Occasionally confrontational, but always powerfully moving and beautifully observed, Things That Helped charts her return into the world: a slow and complex process of reassembling what depression fractured, and sometimes broke.

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Summary

Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann's recovery from postpartum depression. In each essay she focuses on a separate totemic object—from pho to red lips to the musician Anohni—to tell a story that is both deeply personal and culturally resonant. Drawing on critical theory, popular culture, and her own experience, Friedmann's wide-ranging essays touch on class, race, gender, and sexuality, as well as motherhood, creativity, and mental illness. Occasionally confrontational, but always powerfully moving and beautifully observed, Things That Helped charts her return into the world: a slow and complex process of reassembling what depression fractured, and sometimes broke.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"A brutally insightful and often heartbreaking study of the complexities of womanhood. Her transportive writing will break you open and fill you anew.” Anna Spargo-Ryan, author of The Paper House
“This book runs deep and wide. It’s alive with arresting images, with thoughts too big, sometimes too dangerous, to pin down.” Maria Tumarkin, author of Otherland
“Jessica Friedmann has left safety behind and walked into something vast—a self, a world, on the verge of unraveling, yet exhilarating and full of love. This book runs deep and wide. It’s alive with arresting images, with thoughts too big, sometimes too dangerous, to pin down.” Maria Tumarkin, author of Otherland

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Author Bio: Jessica Friedmann

Author Bio: Jessica Friedmann

Jessica Friedmann is a writer and editor living in Canberra, Australia, with her husband and small son. A graduate of the University of Melbourne with an honors thesis in creative writing, for which she won an R. G. Wilson Scholarship, her work has appeared in several Australian literary journals.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English