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Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
Down Came the Rain My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
Author: Brooke Shields
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 depress...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781401301897
ISBN-10: 1401301894
Publication Date: 5/3/2005
Pages: 240
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 161 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Hardcover
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candieb avatar reviewed Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression on + 239 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
This book is not what I was expecting. I was expecting this portrait of a glamorous woman who had the blues and boo-hoo-hoo. But, man, was I wrong. I don't believe everything I read, but Brooke seems like such a down-to-Earth normal person. I have never experience depression (pp or not), but I left this having a clearer understanding of what those that do go through. My heart ached for her as she went through what amounted to hell. But the breastfeeding advocate in me couldn't help but smile that she didn't give up on that too (okay, it was a small part of the story, but I cheered!). I feel like this book should be required reading for fathers-to-be though. From what I gather about PPD, the women don't always know what to do or how to ask for help. It does take someone else to recognize it - as her husband did. Good for him. Good for her. Asking for help is more difficult than admitting you need it. I loved this. It felt honest. I do wonder how she's doing today though. I don't follow too many celebrities, but I might have to cyberstalk a bit to find out a bit more ;) Seriously though, I left feeling happy for her and wanting to sit down and buy her a cup of coffee. Here's to you, Brooke - I hope the sun shines on every day.
booknookchick avatar reviewed Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
Tom Cruise's critical comment that depression can be overcome without medication provoked me to read Brooke's words carefully. Anyone who believes that depression is something you can just 'get over' needs to read this book.

Even though depression, especially post partum depression, is no longer a phenomenon, Brooke's experience reinforces that many new mothers, fathers, family and friends are still ill-prepared to recognize the symptoms of depression and understand how serious it can be if left untreated.

This book reveals a completely different person than most of us probably think we know. Even though her book may not be written as cohesively as Michael J Fox's "Lucky Man", Brooke has deftly conveyed the darkest side of depression.

Anyone who doesn't know anything or enough about depression should read this book.
bookaddict avatar reviewed Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression on
Helpful Score: 7
Who knew Brooke Shields was so articulate? This is an honest, very personal account of Brooke's episode of post-partum depression. Quite interesting!
reviewed Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Wonderful book outlining Brooke Shields and her battle with postpartum depression. She was very brave in coming forward and discussing this hopefully creating a awareness of the severity of this illness for more women to come forward. I recommend to anyone dealing with PPD.
katzpawz avatar reviewed Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression on + 281 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
A very well written account of an horrendous problem. The fact that Ms. Shields is a celebrity gave "voice" to this condition. Much the same way that "Mommie Dearest" finally made the world look at child abuse. Thank you, Brooke!
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reviewed Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression on + 11 more book reviews
The topic is not the easiest to write about but Brooke does it in such a personal way. As a mom who has battled PPD as well, her story rang true so many times. Very happy I read the book!
LoveBeingMOM avatar reviewed Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression on + 134 more book reviews
Brooke brings you into her world. You feel the aches, the excitement, her pain. This is a must read for every woman...and every man!
msdamgoode avatar reviewed Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression on + 83 more book reviews
I hope this book helps someone going through PPD.


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