Buy the book: Lincoln's Melancholy here.



Lincoln’s Melancholy tells — for the first time — the full story of Lincoln’s lifelong depression, how he managed it, and how it came to fuel his epic work. Drawing on seven years of research, Joshua Wolf Shenk shows how the science and literature on depression offer insight into Lincoln’s remarkable journey, and how Lincoln’s story challenges and enriches our understanding of depression.

Published by Houghton Mifflin, the book has been called among the best of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Abraham Lincoln Institute. Shenk has also been honored for his work by the National Mental Health Association and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in New York City.

We hope you spend some time on the site. If you want to meet Shenk in person, check his schedule for here, or email him to inquire about booking an event for your group.