Item description for Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian's Journey Through Depression by Chonda Pierce...
Overview In an intimate and candid memoir, the Women of Faith comedian shares her painful battle with the ravages of depression, her personal journey back from the dark, and the insights she has gained along the way. 50,000 first printing.
Publishers Description A Kind Friend to Walk with You...
For many, depression is associated with shame and humiliation -- even a lack of faith. But in this refreshingly honest and oh-so-very-real revelation of one woman's journey through depression, you'll hear the voice of a kind friend. And in her words you'll find hope and renewed confidence that will guide you through your own darkness and into the light.
If you are currently suffering from depression -- this book will help you realize you're not alone.
If you have a loved one dealing with depression -- this book will help you understand.
If you are a mental-health professional -- you now have a new tool to encourage your clients.
Along with the humor, Chonda shares practical insight, biblical teaching, emotional support, and sympathetic concern. Whether you've experienced depression in your own life or in the life of someone you love, this friend has something to offer you: help, hope and, believe it or not, plenty of laughter.
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.97" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Feb 20, 2007
Publisher Howard Publishing
ISBN 1582296413 ISBN13 9781582296418
Availability 0 units.
More About Chonda Pierce
Emmy-nominated and bestselling comedian Chonda Pierce is fresh off an incredible year after debuting her movie Chonda Pierce: Laughing In The Dark, to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Chonda s ninth book, and first Bible study, expands the story that began in the film Laughing In The Dark The limited engagement documentary-style film was so well received that it was brought back for a very special encore performance and in total was viewed by nearly 100,000 people over the course of just two nights. A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and now actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country. As the RIAA s best-selling female stand-up comedian in history (6 Platinum and 4 Gold DVD sales awards), her hilarious take on life is easily relatable as she publicly opens up to her listeners about times of darkness and depression in her own life, drawing humor and good from every situation."
Chonda Pierce currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Laughing In The Dark?
A GREAT BUY! Aug 3, 2008
I made a mistake. I already had one and ordered another one. I will give it to someone else! The book did come in perfect condition and got here fast. Would do business with this seller again.
Wonderful Book Jul 22, 2008
This book touched me tremendously in a very personal way. It brings to light that "Depression" is a true life in the dark. Chondra does enlighten readers that it is okay to admit to the illness and that medications which have a stigma placed on them are sometimes necessary to get through the darkest days. I hope that this brings more light to the world that mental illness is an illness just as with any other organ in the body. Thank you Chondra for sharing your intimate times with us. God Bless you......
pleased Jul 13, 2008
This book was great! Chonda kept the flow of her experience going and adding her humor with the pain. I too have been in that "gray" room and like her I don't ever want to go back. When I finally relied on God and my meds I got better. The Lord was just waiting for me to say "help" and to listen. I think this book will help many people realize that it's ok to take medication for depression or other mental health issues. We don't seem to have a problem taking medicine for other health issues. I have already shared this book with friends and they are planning to buy copies to give to family/friends who need it.
Awesome author, comedian! Dec 4, 2007
Chonda Pierce has been tops on my list since I saw her perform in the Washington area about a year and a half ago. I've savored many of her books and videos since that time. This particular book is close to home, honest and still demonstrates her wonderful gift of humor. An enjoyable and educational read.
Laughing in the dark Oct 19, 2007
The first several chapers were a bit wordy but then settled in to have several good thoughts in the latter part of the book.