HIDE & SEEK: HOW I LAUGHED AT DEPRESSION, CONQUERED MY FEARS AND FOUND HAPPINESS: A NEUROTIC’S HILARIOUS JOURNEY: Wendy Aron: Kunati: Biography: 225 pgs.
Wendy Aron had suffered from depression and low self-esteem for most of her life. In this memoir she recounts how she began to overcome these obstacles. The process seems to be kick-started when she discovers that her long time therapist may move away. Her resulting panic leads her to a series of self-help education classes and seminars which eventually empower her to move beyond her difficult childhood.
I had hoped this book would be a lot funnier than it was. Don’t get me wrong, there were humorous moments and the book is well written and quick to read, but I didn’t feel I was entertained like I had been anticipating. That, I believe, is the danger of including the word “hilarious” in your subtitle….it builds an expectation which is very difficult to fulfill.