Breaking the Bonds
Depression: the imprisoning experience of isolation and fear which comes when we realize that there is a serious discrepancy between what we thought our life is and what it actually is.
From birth onwards we create our own worlds of meaning. Challenged seriously enough, these worlds can crumble, leaving us despairing, frightened, isolated, helpless. But we are not helpless. We can resolve to save ourselves by embarking on a journey of understanding and self-acceptance, and, finally, forever, break free of the bonds of depression.
"Wise and witty, factual and poetic, and a luminous path to self-understanding for all of us."
"This splendid book is a vastly readable, greatly enjoyable lifeline. Use it if you're depressed, to help yourself. Read it if you're not, so that you can help others. Either way, read it."
"Wisdom, says Rowe, is knowing your worst fear and why you have it. Breaking the Bonds takes us to it and, if we're smart, into the nirvana of beginning to know what we want . . this is a smashing book."
- Publisher: Harper Perennial
- ISBN: 0-00-637565-0