Den of Dark Shadows

The Poetry of a Manic Depressive

by David Anthony Daniels



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/18/2009

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781438997919
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781438997926

About the Book

Lonely, depressed, confused, and spending hours a day contemplating suicide in my little eight-by-eight den. At the age of forty-two, this is what my life has become. At the age of thirty, I had a nervous breakdown and overdosed on several bottles of medication. The next day my wife found me unconscious on the floor, and I was rushed to the emergency room, after which I spent several days in the hospital. Then I was taken to a mental institution. During my month-long stay there, I was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. The rest, they say, is history; but in my case, the rest is misery.

About the Author

David Anthony Daniels is a retired NYC Correction Officer and has been writng poetry ever since he was a young boy. At the age of 30 he suffered a mental breakdown and five years later had no choice but to retire from the Dept. because of his illness. "Writing poetry is very therapeutic for me," says Daniels. "It is the only thing that keeps me sane. I spend a lot of time in my den writng about my depression, my anger and even my happiness. It really helps me to write my feelings down and one day I hope to write a novel about my experiences working as a NYC Correction Officer while suffering with a mental illness." Daniels currently lives in Long Island with his wife and two children but unfortunately he is in the process of getting a divorce. " I don't know what the future will hold for me or where I will go. But this I do know , I will continue to write because writing gives me the strength and the courage to continue on no matter how difficult the road I travel becomes."