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Hello to All That

A Memoir of Zoloft, War, and Peace

John Falk

Picador

John Falk was an average Long Island kid, until depression trapped him, at age twelve, in a lonely world. Ashamed and afraid, he said nothing and tried to keep going with tips from his big, loud, loyal family. By the age of twenty-four, he was all alone, living in his parents' attic, surviving on the books by war correspondents that provided his only escape from the emptiness he felt. When he found a blue pill called Zoloft, he thought his struggle was over. But it took a journey to Sarajevo—where he set out to make his name as a reporter—to show him how far he still had to go.

Hello to All That is an off-the-wall, heartbreaking, and often hilarious tale of a correspondent reporting from war, but it is also a tale of a real man's fight to defeat his greatest enemy—chronic depression—and to connect, cure himself, and finally live.

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Praise for Hello to All That

"A searingly funny and moving account."--Men's Journal
 
"Hello to All That is a testament to the strength and breadth of the memoir genre, a seemingly impossible match of subjects that turns into a riveting, raucous, and unforgettable reading experience. . . . [It] seems destined to achieve classic cult status, recognized for its huge artistic risks and unexpected dividends."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
"Haunting."--The New York Times
 
"Manages to be both poignant and irresistibly funny at the same time . . . A brilliant, moving, hilarious, and altogether completely original memoir that will undoubtedly go down as an instant classic."--Sebastian Junger
 
"[A] riveting chronicle."--Elle
 
"A complex and compelling tale . . . Harrowing."--Portland Tribune

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • John Falk

  • John Falk is a law school graduate and freelance journalist. An article he wrote for Details magazine, entitled “Shot Through the Heart,” became an HBO movie and won a Peabody Award for Best Cable Movie of the Year. He lives in New York City.
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A Memoir of Zoloft, War, and Peace

John Falk

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