Sally Brampton


Born
in Brunei, on the island of Borneo
July 10, 1955

Died
May 10, 2016

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Sally Brampton was an English journalist, columnist, magazine editor, and novelist. She launched the French magazine ELLE in the UK as editor-in-chief. In 2008 she wrote about her personal effort to overcome clinical depression in her book Shoot the Damn Dog. It is believed Brampton committed suicide by walking into the sea. The Sussex Police said there were no "suspicious circumstances". She was 60 and survived by her adult daughter, Molly.

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Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoi...

4.03 avg rating — 2,164 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
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Love, Always

3.67 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Concerning Lily

3.27 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Good Grief

3.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Lovesick

3.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1995
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Uit het dal

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One Woman's Wardrobe: The J...

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“Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don't kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, "He fought so hard." And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong.”
Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

“Sometimes," says a fellow depressive, "I wish I was in a full body cast, with every bone in my body broken. That's how I feel anyway. Then, maybe, people would stop minimising my illness because they can actually see what's wrong with me. They seem to need physical evidence.”
Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

“As to whether the depression will come back, it is every depressive's fear.”
Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

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