For years, John Moe, critically-acclaimed public radio personality, struggled with depression. It plagued his family and claimed the life of his brother in 2007. As he faced his own illness, he began to see similar behavior patterns and coping mechanisms in his conversations with others. Recognizing the tremendous comfort and community in talking about these experiences, and that humor had a unique power, he launched The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, which has had more than 10 million downloads.
Published during Mental Health Awareness month and inspired by the immediate success of the podcast, THE HILARIOUS WORLD OF DEPRESSION is a memoir of Moe’s own journey, revealing more than he’s ever discussed on the podcast. The book is also a treasure trove of laugh-out-loud stories and insights from his interviews with comics, musicians, writers and public figures who have dealt with depression.
Join John and his special guests at the Fitz for an evening of readings, laughs and music.