From: Pauline Longdon, Author & Artist – Brisbane… Australia
If you want a simple way to unlock the unfathomable deep dark mysteries of depression then this could be the end of your tiresome search.
My name is Pauline Longdon, and like millions of people through out history and around the world, I have battled through the darkness of depression, won the fight and now want to show others how to do the same with a simple and fun illustrated book that’s “shining the light” to recover from depression.
Some well known casualties of this battle have been Sir Winston Churchill, Heath Ledger, Jim Carrey, Billy Joel and even Harrison Ford, as well as multitudes of everyday people like me and you.
I could fill up this whole page with names… but that doesn’t help anyone especially not you.
Let’s get to the point of why you are here. I have created a small book called “From Depression’s Darkness To The Light Of Life” which is the story of my personal journey and battle with depression.
Why did I do this?
Because someone has to talk about it in a way we can all understand.
When I told my close friends about my idea of writing a book on depression, you could have heard the groans on the other side of the world!
I was told fairly bluntly “No one wants to hear about it and they especially don’t want to read about it!”.
Many of them have had depression themselves and I could see where they were coming from.
Many of the books written about depression are stale, dry and academic.
I had been given these types of books to read when I was depressed and I know it made me even more depressed just thinking about reading them.
There is also another problem with reading a book about depression!
Some of the signs and symptoms of depression include:
Did I mention people with depression can’t concentrate…
People would recommend books to me and I would buy them just to shut them up, knowing full well I was never going to read them. And still to this day, true to my word they are in the book shelf untouched or thrown away in frustration.
There needed to be something simple, able to hold my attention and let me know I wasn’t alone… There was nothing.
Another stroke of genius was the idea to have my friends and family read those same books. As if they weren’t suffering enough without trying to make them read a book about what I was going through.
It all seemed so hopeless and it was all too hard.
At this time I was battling my own super-sized demons. I had lost the ability to read or write and even at times speaking was not an option.
I had no effective way to communicate with the outside world.
Then one day in absolute frustration I tried to draw a small picture about what I was going through.
It was just a simple little stick figure I had been drawing for years.
I had found a way to connect with the “outside” world and the little figure quickly became a lifeline of simple yet powerful communication.
I started to wonder if other people could benefit from these little pictures.
I began to get excited and then it all became too hard so I promptly forgot the idea. Depression has a way of doing that to people.
Years passed and occasionally I would play with the drawings.
Eventually I compiled them into a book and because I was so self doubting… I would put them away again.
This went on for over 4 years until at the end of 2011, I decided it was time to get serious.
I told some friends and they were pretty unexcited about the whole thing, but this time something had changed…
I was determined to make it work…
So I started working on the pictures and putting them into a format that wouldn’t frustrate the reader.
It was painstakingly slow because I didn’t know how to work the computer program and everything that could go wrong did!
I took the finished file to the printer and my closest friends were surprised at the end result.
There were my drawings in a book with a life of their own.
Just to see if anyone was interested in the book I asked if people wanted to read it and write a testimonial and I was inundated with replies.
All of the testimonials were so positive and so that leads me to here… releasing a book which is going to change how people see and speak about depression.
Now I realise not everyone wants to buy a book on the internet and unfortunately this is the only way you can buy this book right now.
If you have ever had depression you would know the thought of rejection is something you want to avoid so I am Self Publising this book to avoid any type of rejection from publishers.
Selfishly I wanted to keep everything as simple as I could for me.
You can choose to buy the book here or you can keep searching the ever disappearing bookshops for a book which explains depression only half as well as “From Depression’s Darkness To The Light Of Life”.
I just remember how frustrated I was in my search and really wish this book was available to me and my loved ones.
They do too!
The GOOD News is…
It is available for you to own right NOW either as an e-Book or as a soft-cover book.
The GREAT News is…
When you purchase a copy of “From Depression’s Darkness To The Light Of Life”, 10% of the profits will be donated to depression organisations across the globe.
I look forward to hearing what you think about “From Depression’s Darkness To The Light Of Life”.
P.S. There has never been an easier way to “explain” to people what you are going through when you are depressed than in this book. Use it to help people understand you and help you.
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