Year: 1992 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v. 22, no. 2 (Summer 1992), p. 280-281 SIEC No: 19920053

This article reviews an autobiography of William Styron, author of the Confessions of Nat Turner & Sophie’s Choice. Styron provides a moving story about his melancholia & suicidal impulses. He describes the night when he was most suicidal, & his struggle to overcome this overpowering emotion, & concentrate on the effect his death would have on his loved ones. The reviewer concludes this book is of enormous value to both those suffering from depression & to caregivers. (VM)