What happens when the person who makes everyone happy isn't happy? Comedian Chonda Pierce was supposed to be taking a winter break from her busy tour schedule. Instead, she had what she refers to as a winter breakdown
. In Laughing in the Dark
she chronicles her visits to emergency rooms, hospitals, and clinics prior to her diagnosis of clinical depression. She vividly describes her lack of feelings and emotions during this dark time and also of her journey back into the light.
Each chapter includes a look into Chonda's personal journey, insights learned while laughing in the dark,and expert advice from a psychotherapist for those struggling with depression. Hardcover.