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Pop-Up Book Group with Mary Cregan: THE SCAR

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Private Home, Manhattan (address will be sent to registrants one week before book group)

New York, NY 10025

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Please come to a Pop-Up Book Group with Mary Cregan to discuss her memoir, THE SCAR: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF DEPRESSION AND RECOVERY


Pop-Up Book Groups are small gatherings with some of the best novelists, memoirists, biographers, essayists and humorists at work today. Capped at 20 participants, and hosted in private homes in Manhattan, Pop-Up Book Groups provide an extraordinary opportunity to have a real conversation with an author whose work you've long admired, or whom you've just discovered. About a week before the book group YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL LETTING YOU KNOW THE ADDRESS. If the book group you want to attend is full, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE WAITLIST: spaces often open up, sometimes within a day of the book group. Please PURCHASE and READ the book before the book group, and bring your copy to be signed.


A “searingly honest and riveting” (Colm Tóibín) memoir interweaving the author’s descent into depression with a medical and cultural history of the illness.

At the age of twenty-seven, Mary Cregan gives birth to her first child, a daughter she names Anna. But it’s apparent that something is terribly wrong, and two days later, Anna dies―plunging Cregan into suicidal despair. Decades later, sustained by her work, a second marriage, and a son, Cregan reflects on this pivotal experience and attempts to make sense of it. She weaves together literature and research with details from her own ordeal―and the still-visible scar of her suicide attempt―while also considering her life as part of the larger history of our understanding of depression.


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