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Rage Against the Meshugenah by Danny Evans
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Jan 26, 2010

it was ok
Read from May 02 to 04, 2010

There are a lot of books about depression and mental illness, and I've read quite a few. Rage Against the Meshugenah is a memoir of a father's struggle to overcome depression. It was a quick and easy read but was not my favorite in the genre. Maybe I just can't relate to a macho, Jewish dad of two? I don't know.
I felt like the author was a bit of a chauvinist and that he wasn't very respectful of his wife. It was clear through the book that he loves his wife very much, but something about the way he speaks about the women in his life rubbed me the wrong way. Of course, this could also be because Evans is writing about his life as seen through the filter of depression and is being unflinchingly honest about how he treated his wife and family and about his use of alcohol and porn.
I don't doubt the sincerity of his writing, but I'm not interested in reading anything else by this author either.
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