Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Depression is Fun!” as Want to Read:
Depression is Fun!
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Depression is Fun!

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Hineni Consciousness Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Depression is Fun!, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Depression is Fun!

Community Reviews

(showing 1-25 of 25)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Dec 21, 2007 Rob rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Serious fans of Nina Paley
Shelves: 2007, comix
Unfortunately, Depression Is Fun mostly represents the "bitter ex" facet of Nina Paley's artwork; she is much better known for her incisive and acidly sarcastic commentary on overpopulation and American commercialism. However, given that the latter topics would utterly destroy the sales potential of any comic collection, I should try to keep my expectations under control, and instead praise this rare find for its hilarious parody of 1990s American culture. There is plenty of material there, rip ...more
Oct 07, 2015 Peacegal rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
I first became aware of Paley through her childfree comics, a breath of fresh air in the often baby-crazed world of memoir strips.

In this collection, she tackles a variety of issues inspired by her own life, but it's the sardonic cover and title that really hooked me. Sometimes, the only thing you can do is laugh.
Dec 05, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing
It was great to re-read this collection of Urbana born and raised Nina Paley. My cartoonist daughter credits Paley as an early influence. My comic books-actual books by Trudeau, Paley, Nicolle Hollander, and others were all on two lower bookshelves in a large upper hallway where Emi often played.
Marylyle Mccue
Marylyle Mccue marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2016
Chloe A-L
Chloe A-L marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2015
Lucy rated it liked it
Nov 11, 2015
Andrea marked it as to-read
May 30, 2015
Brandy marked it as to-read
May 28, 2015
Haven marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2014
Crystal Gail
Crystal Gail marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2014
Krystal Kyu
Krystal Kyu marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2014
Jim marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2013
Nazli marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2013
Brent marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2013
Viola rated it liked it
Jun 26, 2013
Holly marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2013
Samanda marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2013
Jen marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2013
Riin rated it it was amazing
Nov 24, 2012
Sarah marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2012
Cathy rated it really liked it
Feb 04, 2011
Jake added it
Apr 21, 2008
Danielle C
Danielle C rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book