As you probably all know by now, I’m a fan of non-traditional self-help books. I’m always looking for resources that are off the beaten path, especially things that people who might not like traditional self help books might respond to.
Out of the Woods is a new graphic novel written by Brent Williams and illustrated by Korkut Oztekin, and tells the story of a journey through depression and anxiety. Not only are the illustrations beautiful, but the story is personal and something a lot of you can probably relate to.
From the Amazon description:
Out of the Woods is a book to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety. It is the author’s own story told entirely through 700 beautifully hand drawn watercolor illustrations. It is an immensely practical guide for sufferers, their loved ones, and professionals working in the area too. The book’s graphic memoir format blends a compelling personal story with the latest medical research – ideal for people who are in the depths of depression and struggling to read and take on board information. The book doesn’t pretend there is a quick way out of these illnesses and instead encourages people to make small steps to slowly build their own lasting recoveries. This is an inspiring story that will give vital information and hope to many people.
I made a flip-through video of Out of the Woods as well, which you can see below. Author Brent Williams will be on the podcast soon too, so keep an eye out for that! Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to those who prefer to consume self help in nontraditional ways.
Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of Out of the Woods to review, but all opinions are my own. This post also includes affiliate links, which means that I may make a small commission from purchases made via these links.