The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression is a 2001 memoir written by Andrew Solomon. It examines the personal, cultural, and scientific aspects of depression through Solomon's published interviews with depression sufferers, doctors, research scientists, politicians, and pharmaceutical researchers. The book is an outgrowth of Solomon's 1998 New Yorker article on depression. It was published in hardcover under the Scribner imprint of New York's Simon & Schuster publishing house, and later in paperback under the Touchstone imprint. Solomon's work received positive critical response, being described by the New York Times as "a book of remarkable scope, depth, breadth, and vitality." The book went on to be honored in 2001 with the National Book Award and with the Lambda Literary Award for autobiography or memoir. In 2002, it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction.

The 381st greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 23rd on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)
  2. - 38th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  3. - National Book Award - Nonfiction (National Book Foundation)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression Kindle Edition 22405 $11.14 2011
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression Hardcover 79526 $8.69 $0.25 2001
The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression Paperback 713466 $8.44 $3.97 2002
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression Audio CD 1771346 $149.99 $127.64 2002
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression by Solomon, Andrew 1st (first) edition [Hardcover(2001)] Hardcover 7831561 $23.77 $5.52 2001
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Paperback 868906 $29.81 $6.11 2001
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Paperback 486451 $20.00 2015