I Had a Black Dog

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Author : Matthew Johnstone
Detail : “I Had a Black Dog says with wit, insight, economy and complete understanding what alternative books take three hundred pages to mention. good and indispensable.’ – Sir Leslie Stephen Fry

‘Finally, a book concerning depression that won’t a prescriptive assistance manual. Johnston’s dexterously expresses however lonely and uninflected depression is for sufferers. Poignant and hilarious in equal live.’ Sunday Times

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I Had a Black Dog :


Author - Matthew Johnstone
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 48
ISBN - 1780339038

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Detail - 'I Had a Black Dog says with wit, insight, economy and complete understanding what other books take 300 pages to say. Brilliant and indispensable.' - Stephen Fry 'Finally, a book about depression that isn't a prescriptive self-help manual. Johnston's deftly expresses how lonely and isolating depression can be for sufferers. Poignant and humorous in equal measure.' Sunday Times There are many different breeds of Black Dog affecting millions of people from all walks of life. The Black Dog is an equal opportunity mongrel. It was Winston Churchill who popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life. Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion and how he learned to tame it and bring it to heel.

Living with a Black Dog :

Health & Fitness

Author - Matthew Johnstone
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 160
ISBN - 1780339046

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Detail - This second book from Matthew Johnstone, author of I Had a Black Dog, is an equally touching and beautifully illustrated book, written for those who care for those suffering from depression - friends, family members, colleagues, and even therapists. Using wonderful illustrations and the image of Churchill's infamous 'black dog', Matthew and his wife Ainsley offer a moving, inspirational and often humorous portrait of life with depression - not only for those suffering from it themselves, but for those close to them. Living with a Black Dog speaks directly to the carer and offers practical and sometimes tongue-in-cheek tips on helping the depression sufferer, such as 'Socks have little do with mental health. If people could just 'snap out of it' they would.' and 'Encourage any form of regular exercise. Fitness robs the Dog of its power'. Based on their own experiences, Matthew and his wife Ainsley treat the subject of depression sympathetically, hopefully and, most importantly, humorously.

Living with a Black Dog : His Name Is Depression


Author - no defined
Publisher - Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages - 48
ISBN - 0740757431

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Detail - Provides insight into what is is like to live with depression, a condition Winston Churchill called a "Black dog", and the strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it.--from publisher's description.

Journeys with the Black Dog : Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel


Author - Tessa Wigney
Publisher - Atlantic Books
Pages - 233
ISBN - 1925575837

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Detail - Depression can be a dark and lonely experience: sharing with a friend can make all the difference. In Journeys with the Black Dog many people share their stories of living with depression. Personal stories of first symptoms, the path to getting diagnosed, the confusion and frustration, and all the many ways of keeping depression at bay - whatever it takes. Written with raw honesty and sharp humour, these stories demonstrate it is possible to gain control over depression. Journeys with the Black Dog is genuinely inspiring reading for anyone who suffers from depression and those who care for them.

Taming the Black Dog : A Guide to Overcoming Depression


Author - Bev Aisbett
Publisher - HarperCollins Australia
Pages - 128
ISBN - 0730493318

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Detail - Don't want to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling as though the light is fading at the end of the tunnel? You may be suffering from depression, a condition Winston Churchill referred to as the Black Dog. taming the Black Dog is a simple guide to managing depression, which an estimated 1 in 5 people will suffer in one form or another at some time in their lives. Modelled on Bev Aisbett' s successful LIVING WItH It, tAMING tHE BLACK DOG has a unique blend of wit and information and is an invaluable guide for both chronic sufferers of depression as well as anyone with a fit of 'the blues'.

Black Dog : The Dreams of Paul Nash


Author - Dave McKean
Publisher - Dark Horse Comics
Pages - 80
ISBN - 1506701086

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Detail - "A graphic novel based on the life of Paul Nash, a surrealist painter during World War 1"--

Killing the Black Dog :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Les Murray
Publisher - Black Inc.
Pages - 64
ISBN - 1863957723

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Detail - On the last day of 1985, I went home to live in Bunyah, the farming valley I had left some twenty-nine years earlier. My wife and our younger children followed two days later … at last I was going home, to care for my father in his old age and to live in the place from which I'd always felt displaced. What I didn't know was that I was heading home in order to go mad. Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's frank and courageous account of his struggle with depression. Since this essay first appeared, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history. Murray describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life.

The Black Dog :


Author - John R. Dolan
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 164
ISBN - 9781935991588

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Detail - "This book describes one man's life experiences as he struggled with anxiety and depression ... most importantly the power of the Holy Spirit that eventurally enabled John to develop resilience, and thus led him into the sunlight of a full and meaningul life"--Publisher.

Black Dog Summer : A Novel


Author - Miranda Sherry
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 256
ISBN - 147677904X

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Detail - Miranda Sherry instantly became “a writer to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) with her extraordinary debut novel reminiscent of The Lovely Bones and Little Bee, about a murdered woman who observes from the afterlife as her teenage daughter, the sole survivor of a farm massacre, recovers from the trauma amidst a family’s startling dysfunction. Yesterday, Sally and her teenage daughter Gigi were living a charmed bohemian life in the African bush. Now Sally is dead, and Gigi is alone in the world. But Sally cannot move on. She lingers unseen in her daughter’s shadow. When Gigi moves in with her aunt’s family in Johannesburg, Sally comes too. When Gigi’s trauma stirs up long-buried secrets, Sally watches helplessly from the beyond as the family unravels. When her young niece develops an obsession with African magic, Sally calls upon their neighbor Lesedi, the beautiful, modern-day witch doctor, who can communicate with the dead and plies her trade in secret behind the closed gates and high walls of their affluent suburb. Gigi’s fragile healing process is derailed when she receives some shattering news, and in an effort to protect her cousin instead puts the girl in imminent danger. Now Sally must find a way to prevent her daughter from making a mistake that could destroy the lives of all who are left behind. A suspenseful drama focusing on marriage and fidelity, sisterhood, and the fractious bond between mothers and daughters—and set in a contemporary, urban world that belies a simmering wildness—Black Dog Summer is a gorgeously written debut, with a pace that will leave you breathless.

Black Dog :


Author - Levi Pinfold
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 32
ISBN - 9781783700400

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Detail - Only Small, the youngest of the Hopes, has the courage to face the Black Dog that appears outside the family's home. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. The 2013 Greenaway winner is now available with an audio CD.

The Black Dogs Project : Extraordinary Black Dogs and Why We Can't Forget Them


Author - Fred Levy
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 128
ISBN - 1631060880

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Detail - The Black Dog Project is an eye-opening photo series featuring the stunning photographs of canine noir.

The Devil is a Black Dog : Stories from the Middle East and Beyond


Author - Sandor Jaszberenyi
Publisher - New Europe Books
Pages - 208
ISBN - 0990004333

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Detail - In the nineteen extraordinary stories that comprise The Devil Is a Black Dog and Other Stories, writer and photojournalist Sándor Jászberényi shows us the human side of war and revolution in the contemporary Middle East and Africa, and of the social upheaval that has held Eastern Europe in its grip since the fall of communism. Characters contemplate the meaning of home, love, despair, family, and friendship against the backdrop of brutality. From Cairo to the Gaza Strip, from Benghazi to Budapest, religious men have their faith challenged, and people under the duress of war or traumatic personal memories deal with the feelings that emerge. Often they seem to suppress these feelings . . . but, no, not quite. Set in countries the author has reported from or lived in, these stories are all told from different perspectives, but always with the individual at the center: the mother, the soldier, the martyr, the religious man, the journalist, and so on. They form a kaleidoscope of miniworlds, of moments, of decisions that together put a face, an emotion, a thought behind humans who confront war and conflict. Although they are fiction, they could have all happened exactly as they are told. Each story leaves a powerful visual image, an unforgettable image you conjure up again and again. Jászberényi is able to do all this so convincingly, in part, because he himself is not a "helicopter journalist" but rather lives in a residential Cairo neighborhood. He is, moreover, from a corner of Eastern Europe where cynicism almost equates with survival, and yet his writing evinces not only wry humor but great sensitivity and a profound sense of beauty. He speaks Arabic (in addition to English and his native Hungarian) and immerses himself in the society he reports on. But, in doing so, he still remains a reporter, and as such the stories are approached with the clinical, observant eye of an outsider. Whether addressing the contradictions of international humanitarian work or the moral dilemmas faced by those who seek to improve the health and lives of women and girls, he does so in a singularly provocative and yet intelligent manner.

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