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Dooce.com Memoir – Heather Armstrong’s New Book


it-sucked-then-i-cried-baby-breakdown-much-needed-margarita-armstrongHeather Armstrong, known to much of the world as Dooce, from her blog and website Dooce.com, has written a book. Its title, It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown and a Much Needed Margarita nicely summarizes the book, which she says is the “funniest book about depression you’ve ever read”.

Armstrong’s website is absolute required daily reading for some people and parents I know, while others have found fault with Armstrong for what they view as irreverent or offensive views on everything from parenting to medication to life.

Critics and fans alike have to agree that Armstrong is as honest, blunt and open as any blogger out there, talking candidly about her struggles with depression, with parenting, all the way down to body functions and her marriage. She also takes some pretty fantastic photos of her dogs, Chuck and Coco.

One of the goals, both of Armstrong’s website and her book, is to help new mothers struggling with postpartum depression, or depression in general as a parent, who may be feeling guilt or shame for feeling the way they do. She hopes to help them better understand the reasons for it, get the necessary help, and most importantly, learn to find the strength to laugh and keep going.

It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown and a Much Needed Margarita is available at AbeBooks for up to 40% off the list price!

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2 Responses to “Dooce.com Memoir – Heather Armstrong’s New Book”

  1. I have got to take a look at this book — it’s the second time in two or three days that I’ve seen interesting snippets on it. I recently read another memoir dealing with mental illness, though this was a memoir on bipolar disorder, called “bipolar bare.” Mental illness affects SO many more people than we think. This is the author’s account of his struggles, plus a look at treatment — is there a future for those with bipolar disorder? He says there’s more than that, there’s enjoyment of the gift of BD that God has given him. Very interesting book and insights.

  2. Read this book and warmly recommend it, along with the books written by Kay Jamison, also on bipolar disorder.

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