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This book had far too much fluff and not enough substance.
on August 15, 1999
In terms of meaningful content, the preamble of this book lasted nearly 300 pages. Not until page 307 did the author constructively address the crux of how one can really deal with depression. And even those twelve points were glossed over and didn't provide a lot of insight. Most of the text was a review of Depression 101 with very few new and creative thoughts as the subtitle might suggest. There were numerous times when the author got sidetracked from the main theme of depression and ended up discussing issues not relevant to his intended message. Throughout my reading, I constantly yearned for some new profound thoughts or theories which might help someone fight the insidious disease of depression. Unfortunatley, the information just wasn't there and the book came up lacking as a serious self-help resource. From a positive perspective, the book is fairly non-technical which should make it easily understood by most readers. If there was a money back guarantee based on satisfaction, I'd be at the front of the line.