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  • From: "jbaugh" <jim.baugh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bksvol-Discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 00:01:27 -0500

Hi List,
Submitted Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression by 
Brooke Shields.

From the Publisher
In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience 
with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides 
millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery.

When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the 
world, something unexpected followed-a crippling depression. Now, for the first 
time ever, in Down Came the Rain, Brooke talks about the trials, tribulations, 
and finally the triumphs that occurred before, during, and after the birth of 
her daughter.

In what is sure to strike a chord with the millions of women who suffer from 
depression after childbirth, America's sweetheart Brooke Shields shares how 
she, too, battled this debilitating condition that is widely misunderstood, 
despite the fact that it affects many new mothers. She discusses the illness in 
the context of her life, including her struggle to get pregnant, the high 
expectations she had for herself and that others placed on her as a new mom, 
and the role of her husband, friends, and family as she struggled to attain her 
maternal footing in the midst of a disabling depression. And, ultimately, 
Brooke shares how she found a way out through talk therapy, medication, and 

Exhibiting an informed voice and a self-deprecating sense of humor, this first 
memoir from a woman who has grown up before the eyes of the world is certain to 
attract the attention and empathy of many new mothers and fans alike.

Brooke Shields has starred in many feature films, including Pretty Baby, Blue 
Lagoon, and Black and White. She earned critical acclaim on Broadway for The 
Vagina Monologues and Cabaret, among other shows. She earned a People's Choice 
Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her 
starring role in Suddenly Susan. Brooke continues to lend aid to issues 
involving children's welfare and education.

Jim B


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