In Search Of A Way Out

A True Story of Bullying, Depression, and A Journey Toward Hope

Non-Fiction - Memoir
282 Pages
Reviewed on 06/04/2021
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Author Biography

Bobby Straus is a public speaker and author of In Search of A Way Out: A True Story of Depression, Bullying, and a Journey Toward Hope. In this uplifting story, Bobby shares private details of his decades-long struggle to overcome depression to give the millions that are suffering, and their families, the hope that recovery is possible and the comfort and relief of knowing that they are not alone. In support of organizations dedicated to building awareness about mental health, Bobby offers his time to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), as one of their speakers educating, informing, and giving hope to patients in mental healthcare facilities, students and staff in high schools and universities, families of those caring for loved ones suffering from depression and other groups.

Bobby has spent more than thirty years working in the financial markets as a trader, professional money manager, and investment advisor. Bobby has earned a BA in journalism from New York University and an MBA from the University of Denver. He lives in Colorado with his wife, son, and their canine comedian, Jasper.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

In Search of a Way Out: A True Story of Bullying, Depression, and A Journey toward Hope by Bobby Straus is a non-fiction, inspirational, and motivational book in which the author shares his story from living in a mental and emotional prison to finding real, inner freedom. For nearly fifty years, he has lived hopelessly shackled by depression which he describes in the book as his “reality,” a prisoner in his mind, trying to escape. His depression has had a heavy toll on him, making him suffer to the extent that he has to be brought to the hospital at an explosive moment. This book explores the different stages of depression, from anxiety to twisted thinking, from withdrawal to disconnecting from others, and finally hopelessness. Bobby Straus takes readers through his journey from childhood to adult life and uncovers the different stages of his mental illness and the ultimate hope that changed his life.

In Search of a Way Out is a book that everyone should read because we all experience depression at different levels, and even if we don’t, there is a loved one, a colleague, or someone we know who suffers from depression. Bobby Straus provides comprehensive knowledge about the topic and gives readers insights into the condition. Readers will know how to deal with people experiencing depression and, most importantly, Bobby Straus’ story establishes a path toward hope and gives readers tools to help themselves and their loved ones who are depressed. He writes with clarity and in a voice that pulls the reader in. The book is filled with insights about life, the reality of mental pain, and the beauty of connecting with humanity. This book is a gift for people who are depressed or experiencing any form of emotional turmoil; it will help them understand their condition and the path to transcending their pain.