New Autobiography Reaches Out to the Disheartened and the Dispirited

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Domingo Franco writes about his painful fight with depression through the teachings of Plato and how he emerged triumphant in the end

Sadness, the poet Rilke once wrote, are moments of tension which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living. He further surmised that the quieter we are, the more patient and open we are in our sadness, the more deeply and serenely the new presence can enter us, and the more we can make it our own, the more it becomes our fate. Author Domingo Franco did the same thing and crafts it into an autobiographical tale in A Dialog in My Abyss.

A Dialog in My Abyss narrates in detail the author’s painful fight against severe depression through the course of twenty years. He shares how he was able to analyze, identify, and control the thoughts coupled to his suffering through the teachings of the great philosopher, Plato, and not without the adequate prescription medication.

Domingo has crafted a book that is at turns honest, intimate and universal. He exposes, classifies and reveals the thoughts that propitiate the obsessive ideas of depression, in order to finally explain how it is possible to suppress them. It does not pretend to reach the precision of the syllogisms, nor the universal truth of what is exposed without having to submit it through scientific scrutiny; first, verifying it with the number of sufficient cases, and confronting it with others that are enunciated and observations that fail to dismiss it, or confirm its certainty.

A Dialog in My Abyss reaches out to readers who suffer from depression themselves and provides an alternative approach to dealing with overwhelming sadness. Domingo has certainly written a book that will warm even the coldest hearts numbed with sorrow.

The book is available in both Spanish and English versions.

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About the Author
Domingo Franco was born in the city of Pachuca in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. He completed his basic and intermediary studies in the same city. Subsequently, he graduated as an oiling engineer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He practices this profession for twenty years, of which the last fifteen he spends working in the maritime platforms of PEMEX, located in the Gulf of Mexico, in the south east part of the country. During his off time, he lives in the state of Jalisco with his wife.

A Dialog in My Abyss* by Domingo Franco
Publication Date: September 8, 2011
Trade Paperback; $11.95; 136 pages; 978-1-46330-489-8
Trade Hardback; $28.95; 136 pages; 978-1-46330-487-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-46330-488-1

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