Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc joins Gibson's Bookstore in welcoming author Donald Antrim into the bookstore for a talk and signing for Antrim's book, One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival, a searing and brave memoir that offers a new understanding of suicide as a distinct mental illness.
Named One of TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2021, one of BuzzFeed's Best Books of 2021, one of Vulture's Best Books of 2021, and named one of the Most Anticipated of Books of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times, Literary Hub, and The Millions, this will not be an event to miss! Through a clear and haunting reckoning with the author’s own story, One Friday in April confronts the limits of our understanding of suicide. Donald Antrim’s personal insights reframe suicide—whether in thought or in action—as an illness in its own right, a unique consequence of trauma and personal isolation, rather than the choice of a depressed person.
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If you cannot make this event, signed copies of One Friday in April may be ordered from the Gibson's Bookstore website.
Donald Antrim is the author of three novels, including Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, and a memoir, The Afterlife. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, he has also been the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at the New York Public Library. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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One of TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2021
One of BuzzFeed's Best Books of 2021
One of Vulture's Best Books of 2021
Named one of the Most Anticipated of Books of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times, Literary Hub, and The Millions