Author: Shaheen Bhatt
Publisher: Penguin India
I have never been (un)happier by Shaheen Bhatt is a book that will connect with all of us. At some point in life, we all go through a phase where question ourselves, everything that we do. Isn’t it?. This book gives you an insight on what depression is, how we always wear a happy face mask and why there is a need to talk about it. This book is an emotional roller coaster ride that will teach you something, that will make you feel her journey. Each and every page, every chapter feels so related.
The way this book is curated is just incredible. The author’s diary adds a sparkle to this book. The way the author expressed the emotions is commendable. How self-doubt can kill one, and how it’s okay to feel sad, not fake happiness is something that I loved. The father-daughter conversations, the way he made her understand things, I loved that. The writing style of the author is crisp and engaging keeping the reader hooked throughout. Take your own time, while reading this book, feel each and every chapter, immerse yourself in her journey,in this WONDERFUL BOOK.
I have been through the rough phase where I always told myself to be happy, where I never cared for myself. It took years to realize that I have to keep myself first and others later.
Do read this amazing book.
Unwittingly known as Alia Bhatt’s older sister, screenwriter and fame-child Shaheen Bhatt has been a powerhouse of quiet restraint-until recently. In a sweeping act of courage, she now invites you into her head.
Shaheen was diagnosed with depression at eighteen, after five years of already living with it. In this emotionally arresting memoir, she reveals both the daily experiences and big picture of one of the most debilitating and critically misinterpreted mental illnesses in the twenty-first century. Equal parts conundrum and enlightenment, Shaheen takes us through the personal pendulum of understanding and living with depression in her privileged circumstances. With honesty and a profound self-awareness, Shaheen lays claim to her sadness, while locating it in the universal fabric of the human condition.
In this multi-dimensional, philosophical tell-all, Shaheen acknowledges, accepts and overcomes the peculiarities of living with depression. A topic of massive interest to anyone with mental health disorders, I’ve Never Been (Un)Happier stretches out its hand to gently provide solace and solidarity.