Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression

In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet. Equal parts heartbreaking and funny, Dear Scarlet perfectly captures the quiet desperation of those suffering from PPD and the profound feelings of inadequacy and loss. As Teresa grapples with h In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum ...

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Title:Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression
Author:Teresa Wong
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    Jul 03, 2019
    January, February, March, April, May--I'm alive June, July, August, September, October--I'm alive November, December, yeah, all through the winter--I'm alive I'm alive--"Calendar Girl." I seem to be reading a few (comics memoir) books this year that insist on telling the whole tr...
  • Molly
    Jan 16, 2019
    Teresa Wong's illustrated account of her post-partum depression is courageous, funny, and sad -- difficult things for a book to be all at once. She wrestles with her guilt over not being able to breastfeed, feelings of inadequacy and self-blame, but through all of this, still manages ...
  • Jason
    Jun 24, 2019
    There needs to be more out there about postpartum depression. My mom had it for two of her six kids (one of which was me), and didn't have the support that she desperately needed because it wasn't understood back then like it is today. But it's still not as mainstream as it should be. ...
  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    Apr 04, 2019
    I just read this wonderful graphic novel by the Chinese-Canadian writer/illustrator Teresa Wong and it was just wonderful. I suffered badly from postpartum depression. And reading her account so much of what she talks about was the same for me. There is so much pressure on being the pe...
  • Melanie Linn
    Jun 20, 2019
    I would give this ten stars if I could. Thank you, Teresa Wong, for sharing this story with the world, and for letting other moms know they aren't alone and there is hope. ? ...
  • Carol Tilley
    Jun 22, 2019
    For anyone who is pregnant, works with pregnant folks, or wants to understand postpartum depression. ...
  • Margaret
    Jun 03, 2019
    A lovely graphic memoir about the author's struggle with postpartum depression. I also had postpartum depression. This is the second or third memoir I've read about having PPD, and each experience is so different. I think it's really important for families considering having children t...
  • Barbara McEwen
    Apr 16, 2019
    3.5 stars? Teresa Wong describes her experience with postpartum depression. I did think a lot of the experiences she describes are actually common to all new moms but regardless it is comforting to know you are not alone. I do wonder somewhat if it is glancing over just how hard it is ...
  • Bexa
    May 13, 2019
    I enjoyed the story, and the message, but the artwork was very basic for me and that tended to pull me out of the story. I'm glad that she finally got the people around her to listen when she was saying that she was having a hard time with the baby and got the help she needed. I wish m...
  • Brigette
    Apr 16, 2019
    Three words: Brave. Healing. Beautiful. ...
  • Katy
    Jul 18, 2019
    Short and straightforward, 'Dear Scarlet' is a to the point account of one woman's battle with postpartum depression. I have not experienced PPD, but having experienced birth trauma and regular depression, parts of this were very familiar and relatable to me. I always appreciate people...
  • Merri
    Jun 19, 2019
    Every now and then you get a book that comes along and it's what you needed. I now have a 3 year old and had crippling PPD for about the first year of her life. Transition into motherhood did not come easy or natural for me post-birth. I had a really easy pregnancy and birth but had an...
  • Tara Mackinnon
    Apr 01, 2019
    That feeling when you pick up a book and you're completely immersed in mere moments. That's this book. The power of this book lies in its honesty. It's a beautifully written, illustrated journey through a story that is unlike my own, yet so relatable because of the way Wong tells it...
  • Samantha
    Jun 09, 2019
    This graphic memoir is about so much more than PPD. It also recounts the narrator's experience with birth and nursing trauma and speaks to the greater notion of the ways healthcare absolutely fails new mothers. There's no doubt a lot of people would relate to a lot of this, and I think...
  • Angelisa Russo
    May 15, 2019
    This is a beautiful, funny, heart-breaking, and real portrait of postpartum experience told through a graphic narrative. The storytelling is engaging and very moving. This book is so important as PPD is pretty common, but not talked about so much in our culture and through literature. ...
  • Sveta Agaeva
    Apr 25, 2019
    I think it's an important book to read for everyone. Majority of new mothers are afraid/feel bad about not having those motherry feelings and instincts that we hear about all the time. So this is an important read for everone: women to know they're not alone, men to know that it is a m...
  • Rod Brown
    Jun 18, 2019
    Wong uses a simple, straightforward narrative with simple, straightforward art to tell a deeply painful story of her struggle with depression following the delivery of her first child. Very effective and affecting. ...
  • Sachi Argabright
    May 19, 2019
    DEAR SCARLET is an honest graphic memoir about Teresa?s struggle with postpartum depression after her first pregnancy. Told as a letter to her daughter, Scarlet, this book is an intimate look into the thoughts of loneliness, guilt, and fear that can be experienced by new mothers. Thi...
  • Karenmatsu
    Jun 26, 2019
    I'm not so used to reading graphic novels, and usually they need to catch my attention very much so I can continue to read them, but this one; even if it was drawn in black and white, was amazing. It made me feel the way she was feeling and know that this is actually Teresa's real expe...
  • Karen
    Apr 10, 2019
    Wow. This book was such an incredible read. The author depicts her experience with PPD in a way that clearly describes how emotionally and physically weakened she felt. She said so much with such simple drawings. I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with PPD or any form of...
  • Charlotte
    May 30, 2019
    Dear Scarlet discusses Teresa's battle with postpartum depression with her first child. It has spots of humour, sadness, and is a compelling read. All through a letter to her first born child, Scarlet, she honestly bares the emotions she went through, the days that blurred, and how tru...
  • Erica Robyn
    Jul 05, 2019
    Dear Scarlet The Story of my Postpartum Depression by Teresa Wong is a beautifully honest story about her experience as a mother of a newborn. Oh my goodness, this is such an important read. I?m so thankful that Teresa Wong created this. I have a few friends that have experienc...
  • Lukas Jennings
    Jul 02, 2019
    This was a short but important book. I imagine a lot of women with children could relate to this story, but haven't told their own or heard many similar stories because of stigma. The art style was almost disappointing at first (extremely simple) but I didn't mind it later because Wong...
  • Karen Styles
    Feb 05, 2019
    ?Dear Scarlet? resonated with me deeply. It is courageous, vulnerable and beautiful all at the same time. Teresa Wong?s telling of her personal journey with postpartum depression in the form of a graphic memoir has a way of opening up this (sometimes) dark topic to the light and ...
  • Ruth
    May 04, 2019
    So good to continue to hear honest, healing stories of pregnancy and early motherhood. It's not all blue skies all the time and it's okay to take courage from another woman's courage and keep moving forward. Teresa is funny and to the point! Some women though, may not be able to relate...
  • vostendrasamigosyotengolibros
    Jan 24, 2019
    Thank you Edelweiss for this DRC. Well this a honest and necessary book about motherhood, so many things goes under taboo about that subject that I think it's really important to start talking to stop this ideal idea about maternal instinct and how people who gestates are just progr...
  • Christine
    Jul 11, 2019
    From Novelist: Description: A poignant and deeply personal journey through the complexities of new motherhood, offering hope to those affected by postpartum depression, as well as reassurance that they are not alone. Genre: Autobiographies and memoirs; Comics and Graphic novels; ...
  • Peyton
    Jun 05, 2019
    ?Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression? is an amazing book that everyone should read. It is one of those books that highlights mental illness and shows that people are not alone in their struggles. It has a very important message and gives a more realistic perspective...
  • Brigitte
    Mar 18, 2019
    Reading this book took me right back in time to the birth of my premature first born. It has my mind whirling and wanting to spend some time in quiet reflection. While my heart hurts for the trials and suffering Teresa went through on her postpartum journey(s), it?s also almost relie...
  • Amit Verma
    Jan 10, 2019
    This is a lovely help book for all mothers and would be mothers. It focuses mainly on post partum blues and depression but also discusses othe aspects like peripartum problems faced by mother and whole family. It is simple, informative and very helpful. Easy to understand language an...