Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Teaser Tuesdays: Lincoln's Melancholy
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading
Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk p. 69
"For some people, psychological health is a birthright. For many others, like Abraham Lincoln, it is the realization of great labor."
I think this book is great in showing how depression can actually be an asset, and also provide a very positive rold model for people prone to depression. Yes, for some people staying happy and sane takes effort.