Episode 92: Daphne Merkin on Reckoning With Depression

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Listen to Daphne’s episode HERE.

Daphne Merkin is one of my favorite people and she is hands down one of the best writers I’ve ever come across. This is one of my favorite episodes. Daphne is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to Elle Magazine — she’s written books and won prizes and now she shares her most personal story – about living with depression. This conversation, like the book, is not gloomy but fascinating and life affirming. It will also help you understand the people you love who live with depression. I adore Daphne and I feel lucky to call her a friend. Listen and you’ll soon see why.

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Buy This Close to Happy here.

Daphne Merkin is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to Elle. Her writing frequently appears in The New York Times, Bookforum, Departures, Travel + Leisure, W, Vogue, Tablet Magazine, and other publications. Merkin has taught writing at the 92nd Street Y, Marymount College, and Hunter College. Her previous books include Enchantment, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for best novel on a Jewish theme, and two collections of essays, Dreaming of Hitler and The Fame Lunches, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.