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Depression is living in a body that fights to survive...with a mind that tries to die.

Depression is fear, despair, emptiness, numbness, shame, embarrassment and the inability to recognise the fun, happy person you used to be.

Depression is the incapacity to construct or envision a future.

Depression is losing the desire to partake in life. 

Depression can cause you to feel completely alone - even when you’re surrounded by people. 

Worst of all, depression can convince you that there’s no way out. It can convince you that your pain is eternal and destined to oppress you for the rest of your days. And it's when you're in that horrifically black place, staring down the barrel of what you truly believe can only be a lifetime of wretched agony, that your thoughts turn to suicide - because depression has convinced you that it’s the only way out. 

But depression is a liar. 

Recovery IS possible - and I can prove it to you. 

My name’s Danny Baker, and for four years I suffered from life-threatening bouts of depression that led to alcoholism, drug abuse, medicine-induced psychosis and multiple hospitalisations. But over time, I managed to recover, and these days I’m happy and healthy and absolutely love my life. 

Depression Is a Liar is a memoir that recounts my struggle and eventual triumph over depression. It is highly recommended for the following people:

  • People who don’t believe that it’s possible to recover from depression and find happiness again (I will show you that it is)
  • People who keep relapsing over and over again and accordingly believe that they’ll never truly be free of depression (I’ll explain why you keep relapsing and tell you what I did to ensure that over time, my relapses occurred less and less frequently before eventually petering out for good)
  • People with depression who want to feel understood (you’ll in all likelihood be able to relate to the majority of my story, and I promise you that after reading it you’ll feel far less alone)
  • People whose perfectionistic tendencies contribute to their depression (being a perfectionist contributed to my depression in a major way, but I’ll show you what I did to control those tendencies so that they stopped triggering my depression)
  • People who drink and take drugs to cope with their depression (no judgment here - I did it too - but after seeing how much it exacerbated my depression, you’ll hopefully choose to stop)
  • People who are close to a loved one who suffers from depression and want to better understand the illness (I promise I’ll give it to you straight and not sugarcoat a thing).
©2016 Danny Baker (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"An explicitly realistic, absolutely intriguing and stunningly gritty novel...one that snatches the reader's attention right from the start...and one that provides fantastic food for thought for all young adults." (Pacific Book Review

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  • D J VICTOR
  • 06-07-18

Not the Danny Baker

This miserable, self indulgent rant is written by a Danny Baker - but not “The CandyMan” as suggested by Audible.com

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  • John
  • 05-21-18

Atrocious......................

I have a few hundred Audible books in my library this is by far the worst. I don’t think it’s about the Danny Baker (Millwall fan.........poor sod). That we all know from the radio and TV. It’s just awful. Every other word is just I............or me...............self indulgent drivel. I was looking for something inspiring and uplifting (as a person who has suffered with clinical depression in the past). But had to turn it off after the third chapter. I will vibe seeking a refund....................it’s not worth £0.06 let alone six of the queens finest

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  • Miss Jaqueline Jobes
  • 05-21-18

Narration stale, useful advice & insight

The narration is very stale, just like a teacher is reading a book to you, rather than being in character, so much of the deep feelings of this book are lost which is a big shame. I read this to help understand depression more than just from my own experience. I think it only scrapes the surface, a little lacking in substance, although does give some important, useful advice in a way that doesn't feel preeched.