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12May
The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe at Everybody's Coffee with special guest Peter Sagal
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Everybody\'s Coffee
Date: May 12, 2020 to May 12, 2020
Where: Everybody\'s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60640
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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Critically acclaimed radio personality and the creator of the hit podcast The Hilarious World of Depression John Moe is coming to Everybody's Coffee to discuss his new book by the same name. He will be joined in conversation by Chicago's own public radio legend Peter Sagal. All tickets include a copy of John's book and an invitation to meet John and have him sign it after the event. About The Hilarious World of Depression: For years, John Moe, critically-acclaimed public radio personality, struggled with depression. It plagued his family and claimed the life of his brother in 2007. As he faced his own illness, he began to see similar behavior patterns and coping mechanisms in his conversations with others. Recognizing the tremendous comfort and community in talking about these experiences, and that humor had a unique power, he launched The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, which has had more than 10 million downloads. THE HILARIOUS WORLD OF DEPRESSION is a memoir of Moes own journey, revealing more than hes ever discussed on the podcast, in addition to the above mentioned stories from a range of comics, musicians, writers and performers. I was inspired by the illness that Id carried around most of my life, Moe says, and how society has insisted we keep quiet about it, even though not being quiet is one of the best things we can do. I wrote the book to tell people that theyre not alone, it can get better, and we can even have some laughs on the way. Throughout the this powerful narrative, depressions universal themes come to light, including: Struggles with identity Lack of understanding of the symptoms The challenges of work-life Self-medicating The fallout of the disease in the lives of loved ones The tragedy of suicide The hereditary aspects of the disease. Wrapping up with nine essential things Moe has learned about depression (the eighth of which is theres no tidy ending), this powerful book illuminates depression in an entirely fresh and inspir
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