Great writers depict their unique quest for dignity with a freshness and accuracy that reverberates with their readers, especially those with similar experiences.
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Whatever it is that you write, putting words on the page is a form of therapy that doesn't cost a dime and it is certainly a productive way to deal with the scars and dark places from our pasts.
Merkin's meticulous dissections of depression have set a standard for courage in the face of the mind's adversities. She confronts herself again and again in ways that are excruciatingly revealing.
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