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Daphne Merkin


Daphne Merkin

Daphne Merkin is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to ELLE. Her writing frequently appears in The New York Times, Bookforum, Departures, Travel + Leisure, W, Vogue, Tablet Magazine and other publications. Merkin has taught writing at the 92nd Street Y, Marymount College and Hunter College. Her previous books include ENCHANTMENT, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for best novel on a Jewish theme, and two collections of essays: DREAMING OF HITLER and THE FAME LUNCHES, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.

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Daphne Merkin

Books by Daphne Merkin

by Daphne Merkin - Memoir, Nonfiction

THIS CLOSE TO HAPPY is the rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression, written from a woman’s perspective and informed by an acute understanding of the implications of this disease over a lifetime.