'I was fourteen when I found my Dad trying to commit suicide in the garage. Sounds shocking doesn't it? But that was part of me, part of living with my Dad.'
From the outside everything about Sarah Griffin's family seemed normal. They appeared to be a typical happy family but in fact Sarah's young life was shaped by the ups and downs of her father's depression. On his good days he was like any other dad. But on his bad days, when the depression took over, everything changed and her dad - and the rest of the family - struggled to cope. They feared that this cycle would go on forever. Then, when Sarah was just sixteen years old, her father died.
Until now, few have had the courage to discuss depression and its impact on family life openly but Sarah Griffin has tackled the issue straight on, shining a light on the reality of living with the effects of this very common condition. This unflinchingly honest account shows both the wonder of the good days and the dark despair of the days and weeks she'd rather forget. Sarah's day-to-day thoughts, feelings and experiences make for a beautifully written and brutally honest account of her life, and that of her father.
Sarah Griffin was born in 1987. She is currently studying for a degree in English and Philosophy at LeedsUniversity. This is her first book. Sarah's blog, where she chronicles the writing and publishing of this book can be found at www.myspace.com/littlegriffin.show more