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


Natalie rated it ★★★☆☆

August 29, 2017

Waking up to the news that Sabrina Benaim had released a poetry collection genuinely put a smile on my face this morning. 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...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2017

Sometimes I need beautiful, empathizing words to help me process my mood when life goes a bit haywire. Poetry collection: Depression & Other Magic Tricks was glowing on my computer screen looking for reviewers so I took it as a sign that it was meant to be. As is typical with any art form, I...

destiny rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2017

"i held hands with my sadness, sang it songs in the shower, fed it lunch, got it drunk & put it to bed early." I was delighted to receive an ARC of this book, because I've seen Sabrina's infamous poetry recitals floating around facebook and youtube, and love her rawness and authenticity. Unfortunat...

Cam (abookeater) rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2017

This collection hit me hard, in the best way possible. I didn't realize I had actually seen this poetess perform online before until I read one poem that seemed so familiar. This collection centers mainly on the author's depression and anxiety. The free verse demonstrates this constant struggle b...

Jessi rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2017

„We wanted to believe her when she said she was fine Just fine / all right / okay / busy / good / okay / fine We thought she would have come to us If she was having any trouble we would have done anything to help All we’ve ever wanted was for her to be happy We did not understand why she would no...

Ink is My Sword (Sara) rated it ★★★★☆

September 14, 2017

Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you. 4 Perfect poetry for staged presentation Stars "is it okay if my definition of free is yet to be determined..". Highly identify with this quote. As a person who writes poetry and does slam poetry, I really enjoyed this comp...

Romie rated it ★★★☆☆

September 10, 2017

I am torn. Am I the only one who felt kinda meh? I related to the poems about depression, they were seriously beautiful, it felt like reading about my own emotions sometimes. There is something extremely vulnerable about this poetry collection, something genuine and real, which makes it hurt even mo...

Schizanthus rated it ★★★★☆

August 26, 2017

poetry and i usually don't mix / we repel like opposing ions / my synapses don't fire / when sparked by verse / however / a flame was lit at the start / kindled by depression and anxiety / yet heartbreak's oxygen did not fan the flames / satisfied yet / desiring more like / explaining my depressi...

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...

Diana rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 30, 2017

While I loved her on button poetry with her poem "Explaining depression to my mother" I have to say that this book didn't work for me. I was very excited when I saw that she was publishing a book, and was expecting it to arrive. Then I learned it was, obviously, a poem book rather than a book exp...

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