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Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression - Brooke Shields

I went through a celebrity-memoir-reading phase for a month in 2006.


But I have to say, major respect for Brooke Shields for writing about this (postpartum depression) in a pre-Angelina-Jolie-mastectomy age.


It was brave and courageous, and Shields talks through her entire experience honestly and thoroughly.  


So, this is less a "celebrity thing" and more a pseudo-anonymous account of one woman's suffering journey through postpartum depression.


PS I love that she subsequently took on Tom Cruise when he was saying that diseases like postpartum depression are "all in your head". She stood her ground, and that shows her as a woman using her unique position to strongly advocate for the sufferings that so many normal women experience.