Literary critic, essayist and novelist, Daphne Merkin was honored this week at the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF).
At the event, held at The Metropolitan Club, Merkin spoke about her new memoir, “This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression.”
HDRF founder and chair Audrey Gruss hosted the brain research fundraiser, now in its eleventh year. And Merkin spoke about her experience with clinical depression and read excerpts from “This Close to Happy.” She said she began writing the book 16 years ago as a New Yorker article, and when it was published, “it felt like I was walking naked down the magazine’s corridors, as previously depression was something that stayed in the shadows.”
Check out photos from the event below.