The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live

The Valedictorian of Being Dead The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live From New York Times bestselling author and blogger Heather B Armstrong comes an honest and irreverent memoir reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire abo

  • Title: The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live
  • Author: Heather B. Armstrong
  • ISBN: 1501197045
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From New York Times bestselling author and blogger Heather B Armstrong comes an honest and irreverent memoir reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire about her experience as one of only a few people to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving ten rounds of a chemically induced coma approximating brain death.For years, Heather B From New York Times bestselling author and blogger Heather B Armstrong comes an honest and irreverent memoir reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire about her experience as one of only a few people to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving ten rounds of a chemically induced coma approximating brain death.For years, Heather B Armstrong has alluded to her struggle with depression on her website, dooce It s scattered throughout her archive, where it weaves its way through posts about pop culture, music, and motherhood But in 2016, Heather found herself in the depths of a depression she just couldn t shake, an episode darker and longer than anything she had previously experienced She had never felt so discouraged by the thought of waking up in the morning, and it threatened to destroy her life So, for the sake of herself and her family, Heather decided to risk it all by participating in an experimental clinical trial involving a chemically induced coma approximating brain death.Now, for the first time, Heather recalls the torturous eighteen months of suicidal depression she endured and the month long experimental study in which doctors used propofol anesthesia to quiet all brain activity for a full fifteen minutes before bringing her back from a flatline Ten times The experience wasn t easy Not for

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    1. Heather B. Armstrong

      Heather B Armstrong is widely acknowledged to be the most popular mommy blogger in the world Her website, dooce , has twice been listed as one of the 25 best blogs in the world by Time magazine and Forbes listed it as a top 100 website for women In the eighteen years that Heather has been shaping the internet writing community, she s worked to create targeted content not only for fellow paren Heather B Armstrong is widely acknowledged to be the most popular mommy blogger in the world Her website, dooce , has twice been listed as one of the 25 best blogs in the world by Time magazine and Forbes listed it as a top 100 website for women In the eighteen years that Heather has been shaping the internet writing community, she s worked to create targeted content not only for fellow parents but also for numerous global brands including Ford, Nintendo, and Clorox and written a New York Times bestseller, It Sucked and Then I Cried She lives in Salt Lake City with her two lovely daughters and an insane herding dog

    388 thoughts on “The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live”

    1. This book is so powerful Heather can be a polarizing figure to the haters out there, but damn if this isn t one of the most powerful and important stories I think a mommy blogger has ever shared Normalizing mental health is so damn vital to the well being of so many people out there and she s done it beautifully and poignantly It left me with hope that there is help out there for all who so desperately need it Thank you to Edelweiss for the ARC.


    2. First I want to stress the fact that before you diagnose yourself with depression make sure you re not surrounded by A holes especially anyone involved with toxicity or NPD.This is a story about truths Survival The power of love.It shows Heather at her most vulnerable times when depression took hold and refused to let go.Suicide seemed to be her only option and while it was a very serious book for many single mothers we can relate to the everyday stress and strain of going solo.The anxiety, th F [...]


    3. This book is so lovely That s a weird thing to say, but at the end of the book, in the epilogue, Armstrong lays out her thesis, and damn if she didn t do every single thing she set out to do I don t know what you ll think about that, but to me it was just masterful.And the thing is, I knew I was loving the book while I was reading it I knew I was relating to it on certain levels, in powerful ways And finding how intentional that was just delighted me all the I want to also state unequi This book [...]



    4. I finished this in two days I haven t always been a fan of her blog, but she is an amazing writer and this account through her depression is fascinating Well done.


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