Darryl “DMC” McDaniels appears at Book Soup on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at noon to sign his latest memoir Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.
In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today. As one third of the legendary rap group Run D.M.C., Darryl DMC McDaniels aka Legendary MC, The Devastating Mic Controller, and the King of Rock had it all: talent, money, fame, prestige. While hitting #1 on the Billboard charts was exhilarating, the group’s success soon became overwhelming. A creative guy who enjoyed being at home alone or with his family, DMC turned to alcohol to numb himself, a retreat that became an addiction. For years, he went through the motions. But in 1997, when intoxication could no longer keep the pain at bay, he plunged into severe depression and became suicidal. He wasn’t alone. During the same period, suicide became the number three leading cause of death among black people a health crisis that continues to this day.
In this riveting memoir, DMC speaks openly about his emotional and psychological struggles and the impact on his life, and addresses the many reasons that led him and thousands of others to consider suicide. Some of the factors include not being true to who you are, feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation, and a lack of understanding and support from friends and family when it’s needed most. He also provides essential information on resources for getting help. Revealing how even the most successful people can suffer from depression, DMC offers inspiration for everyone in pain information and insight that he hopes can help save other lives. (Amistad Press)
- Arrive early. We will form a line outside. Seating is limited and we will be at capacity. We can accommodate approximately 60 people in the store. Once we reach capacity we will hold an overflow line outside.
- The discussion is free and we will try to post it live on Periscope.
- For the book signing, a purchase of Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
- No memorabilia.
- Personalizations & photos are fine.
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