A Brief History of Melancholy: Vignettes on the Usual, American, Feel-Good-Life, of Nostalgia, Despair, and Mental Illness

 
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A Brief History of Melancholy is a series of short stories from nameless perspectives on depression, nostalgia, and inner unrest. It's part memoir, part short story, part prose poetry. Each story or vignette deals with topics ranging from faith, to motherhood, suicide, modernity, addiction, despair, fame, and vanity. Rogers mixes dark humor with haunting honesty, but never takes himself too seriously.

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Levi Rogers is a writer and coffee roaster out of Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English and is currently getting his MFA from Antioch University in LA. Rogers likes writing on issues of depression, faith, and the banality of life with haunting honesty and dark humor, yet never taking himself too seriously. He's currently working on a book about mental illness in America through his own struggle with depression and profiles of other friends and family who have struggled with similar problems. He lives with his wife Cat and his dog Amelie and his socks, all of which have holes.

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