Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim

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Read Depression & Other Magic Tricks Online Free - Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 5,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaim's wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder.

Title : Depression & Other Magic Tricks
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ISBN : 1943735204
Edition Language : English
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Number of Pages : 112 pages


Brandon rated it ★★★★★

July 15, 2017

You might know Sabrina Benaim from her reading of "explaining my depression to my mother: a conversation", a video of which went viral this past spring. That poem is haunting, read with such passion that you can't help but be affected by it. The words are beautiful, honest and raw, but the readin...

Bree rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2017

As someone who has never lived with depression, this is one of the best glimpses into it I have ever experienced. Wow..reading this I felt like I was riding through Kentucky back roads with Sabrina and she gave me the ins and outs of her journey with depression and by the end of the ride and effo...

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

July 01, 2017

This book is not yet published so I don't know how people are already rating it. I really just wanted to sneak in and ask where you got your copies and state that this author is fabulous. I can't wait to read this!

Tash rated it ★★★☆☆

August 21, 2017

I pre-ordered this book just after seeing the video of Sabrina reading 'Explaining My Depression to my Mother- a Conversation'. The poem itself seemed so accurate and gave me a way to explain what I go through on a daily basis to those who don't quite understand. Once my book arrived I sat and beg...

Dale rated it ★★★★☆

August 04, 2017

I like this book of poetry by Sabrina Benaim. The work I knew her from was from the video Explaining my depression to my mother a conversation. I thought this honest, raw portrayal of what it is like having Depression. Anyone who feels this way should pick up this book. Favorite Poems: Explaining...

Aude rated it ★★★★★

August 19, 2017

So so so soo good. I've you ever seen Sabrina's button poetry performances, so you will love the hell out of this collection. Some short and sweet poems to digest and others to slowly process as you delve deeper and deeper into the emotional hole. Highly recommended to all.

Chelsey rated it ★★★☆☆

July 13, 2017

This is actually the very first poetry book I've ever read it is entirety! Though I must admit, I prefer hearing poetry read aloud, this was a really neat reading experience. Benaim is talented (those metaphors, girl!) and I think my younger self would have felt solace in her words. I hope many o...

Lola rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2017

I am a huge fan of Sabrina Benaim's work. I have probably watched the YouTube video of her performing "Explaining My Depression to My Mother: A Conversation" a thousand times, and I really enjoy a lot of her spoken word poetry. I was, however, a little disappointed with this debut collection. It...

Raegan rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 18, 2017

-Disclaimer: I won this book for free through goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review.- I was quite intrigued by the idea of the book and the title. It did not deliver what was advertised. I was under the impression the book was about depression and some of it was. I enjoyed and relate...

CAG_1337 rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 21, 2017

I liked a handful of these—'How to Fold a Memory,' 'On Platonic Love Being a Real Thing,' and 'The Slow Now' in particular—but mostly they didn't resonate with me. Broadly speaking, I don’t think slam poets transfer well to the written form. Several of the works in this collection seemed as if th...

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