I will withhold judgement until I read the book for myself. However, I tend to scoff at the framing of suffering and “depression” in this way which can only apply to those who have lived lives relatively free of severe traumas. Those who had parents, family, community who supported them to grow up with healthy bodies and minds despite life’s challenges. I can’t see how this viewing can apply to those who have “suffered” severe ongoing traumas during all stages of our development, chronic illnesses throughout life, oppressive “care” from psychiatric, medical and legal authorities. Those who are dismissed as having dissociated ourselves. Those whose lives follow predictable trajectories of truncated education, earnings, social status. No one who has survived all that I have – and our numbers are legion – would suggest that run of the mill suffering and sadness is what we have struggled with. Dissociation may have saved my life. But what I got was pathology, scorn, drugs, ECT, harmful “therapies”, stigma, and ultimately dismissal with a broken body and mind that I’ve been left to my own devices to piece back together. I’ll read the book out of morbid curiosity. But if the “suffering” I and millions like me have experienced is going to be normalized, I won’t be praising “suffering” as a concept.