I wrote the Modern Depression Guidebook a long while ago and, truth be told, I'm not as much a depression sufferer now as I was then. Now my depression is mitigated as a side-effect of Paxil use which I take because I'm seeing a strict Orwellian Therapist who medicates me against political outrage. (When my wife first heard me say that, she said, "Shouldn't that be 'Huxlian?'" I knew immediately that she was right, but I felt Orwellian was more accessible and, frankly, the medication prevents me from caring too much about the details)
In any case, I wrote the thing a long time ago and shopped it a few times to publishers. I was told that there wasn't much of a market for it. Then I stumbled onto Autharium. They make e-publishing really easy and pay a decent royalty so, once I'd ascertained that I'd retain the right to legacy-publish if an offer came my way, I uploaded for sale.
The thing's been in the top 100 sellers on the amazon/kindle humor list for more than a week now. Sometimes it's been in the top ten. I have no idea what that means in terms of real sales yet, except this: there's more of a market for this goofy little bit of writing than legacy publishers believed. It's made me pretty damn happy for the last couple of weeks. Who know a literary exploration of depression would do so much to cheer me up?