Thursday, April 3, 2008

Update J.K. Rowling

In "Extraordinary Comebacks: 201 Inspiring Stories of Courage, Triumph, and Success", we featured the story of Harry Potter author and billionaire J.K. Rowling, who in her early days, was broke, living with her sister and husband, unemployed, divorced and the mother of a young child.

As you might expect, she was also depressed.

How bad was it?

Turns out very bad, she considered suicide, she told a student journalist from Edinburgh University, and sought medical help. (Source TIME, April 7, 2008.)

Good thing.

Proves no matter how dark one's feelings, the reality is that a victory beyond imagination might be "just around the corner." What story better proves the old saw about suicide being the 'permanent solution for the temporary problem?'

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