New book, “Breaking Down: A Memoir” by Diane McTigue is released, a frank personal account of one woman’s journey through severe depression and anxiety.

April 12 15:39 2021

“Breaking Down” by Diane McTigue has been released worldwide. This 162-page memoir recounts how major depression and anxiety rudely interrupted the launch of the author’s career as an attorney. Readers follow her battle with an incapacitating mental illness and her return to professional life, gaining insight into challenges faced by people they know, or a message of hope for their own similar struggles.

Breaking Down (ISBN: 9781736522455) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including and Amazon. The paperback retails for $9.99 Wholesale orders are available through Ingram.

From the back cover:

It’s 1993, and Diane McTigue’s life is following a carefully charted course. Diane begins her career as a Philadelphia lawyer, but living in six-minute billable increments ignites a severe case of imposter syndrome. A perfect storm of sleep deprivation, a misguided Halcion prescription, a robotic Freudian psychoanalyst, and other factors lead to a complete mental and functional breakdown. In this forthright account, Diane reveals the apathy and compulsive thoughts that may accompany a descent into major depression and severe anxiety, while encouraging others that they too can emerge stronger and feel better again.

About the author:

Diane McTigue graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Law, and did lawyering stints as a large law firm associate, in-house counsel, and solo practitioner. Diane began writing when her duties as a full-time mother of three and chronic volunteer phased down. She and her husband of twenty-nine years divide their time between the Philly suburbs and Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Diane is currently working on her first novel.

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