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  • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
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    (43)
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    (42)

    With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon takes the listener on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease.

    Daphne Stevens says: "If you want to get depressed...."
    "disappointment"
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    What would have made The Noonday Demon better?

    This guy is seriously solipsistic and so, so boring. As a long-time sufferer of depression myself, I found he lacked empathy or insight into anyone not like him. His comments about feminist theory and depression were dismissive and judgmental while when covering similar themes relating to the LGBTQ community and depression, he was overwhelmingly compassionate and accepting. In addition the narrator sounded like an automaton. Couldn't even finish it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew Solomon again?

    NO


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barrett Whitener?

    Someone who doesn't sound like a robot. The woman who narrates "The Diamond Age" Jennifer Wiltsie, would have been wonderful


    What character would you cut from The Noonday Demon?

    Andrew Soloman


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