HOW TO BE DEPRESSED: A GUIDE Offers Comedic Relief for a Sad World

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New book transforms tears to laughter

Book publisher Knock Knock's "How to Be Depressed: A Guide" by stand-up comedian Dana Eagle uses sharp wit and keen insight to explore the depressed mind while delivering big laughs. 

Eagle is best known for her sets on Last Comic Standing and has appeared on The Late, Late Showand Comedy Central. 

Visit the book's Amazon page to reserve a presale copy.

The interactive, illustrated guide is a can-do manual for anyone who's ever been sad—or known someone who's been sad. 

The author's no-holds-barred one-liners and astute zingers help to ease the alienation those coping with depression often feel. 

Fun activities include "Finding Your Depressed Pose," "How to Leave Things Unfinished," and picking out "Depressed Fashions."

Eagle, who was diagnosed with depression as a preteen, is serious about delivering laughs—without denying the demons. 
"I always pushed to fix my depression: 'Think positive! Go for a walk! Call a friend.' It's hard to swallow that much hope without choking on it. It takes a lot of work. Comedy is an opportunity to surrender, to safely explore the darkness. It's a side door to acceptance and relief. That said," she said cheekily. "Hold on to your pills."
According to Knock Knock's managing editor, Erin Conley, Dana's comedic voice, vision, and personal experience made the book a shoo-in for publication.
"In fact, our head honcho, Jen Bilik, said she wished she'd written it herself," Conley said. "The ultimate creative compliment."
"How to Be Depressed: A Guide" will be available in February 2017 at, Amazon, and at select retailers across the U.S., Canada, and around the globe.

About Author Dana Eagle
Dana Eagle has made numerous TV appearances including Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show, and Comics Unleashed. Among her greatest memories are her trips to Iraq to perform for the troops. She would like to be your spirit animal.

About Knock Knock
We are Knock Knock, independent makers of clever gifts, books, and whatever else we can think up. We bring humor, creativity, and smarts to everyday life. Whether we're producing sticky notes or thoroughly researched nonfiction, we happily dispense irreverence, wordplay, and wit from our sunny perch in Venice, California, to folks around the globe.

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