Published: Monday, Apr 30, 2012
In her latest book, Out of the Blue, A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness, STU journalism professor Jan Wong tells her own story.
For twenty years, Jan Wong had been one of the Globe and Mail's best-known reporters. Then one day she turned in a story that set off a firestorm of controversy, including death threats, a unanimous denunciation by Parliament and a rebuke by her own newspaper. For the first time in her professional life, Wong fell into a severe clinical depression. Yet she resisted the diagnosis, refusing to believe she had a mental illness. As it turned out, so did her company and insurer. With wit, grace and insight, Wong tells the harrowing tale of her struggle with workplace-caused depression, and of her eventual emergence … Out of the Blue.
Although the book is officially published on May 5, it has already received positive reviews. Wong is also slotted for interviews on the Sunday Edition with Michael Enright, CBC'S The National, and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. A feature article will appear in this week's issue of Maclean's magazine and an excerpt of this book will appear in the June issue of Chatelaine.
Out of the Blue will be released May 5, 2012 online. It is available now at Westminster Books on King Street in Fredericton and is arriving in bookstores across Canada and at Shoppers and Loblaws outlets. Digital versions will be available on Amazon Kindle, the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble Nook and more.
A book launch will take place at St. Thomas University on Wednesday, September 26.