Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders" Now Available at Booksellers

What do Princess Diana, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Brooke Shields all have in common with 950,000 other women in the U.S.? They all have suffered from postpartum depression, a disabling mental health syndrome.

In "Happy Endings, New Beginnings," author Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD, presents her unique approach for navigating the journey through postpartum disorders. Guiding women through the challenges, feelings and distressing symptoms, Dr. Feingold leads them to a new view of the postpartum experience and how to make it a positive, life-changing event.

The inspirational book is available through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble stores, and it is filled with fascinating true stories of women the author  has coached through post-birth disorders to take control of their new lives and find lasting fulfillment, as she did in her own life. The book also provides a new perspective for therapists and other health professionals treating women during this critical period.

Friday, February 22, 2013


"Reality Recap Reunion," an original improvised reality television show that lampoons episodes in the Real Housewives genre,  opens March 1 and plays at Chicago's Annoyance Theatre, Fridays at 8 p.m. through April 5, 2013.

In this fresh behind-the-scenes play, the audience discovers what happens when a reality show cast of characters, with no discernible talent and very uncertain futures, reunite for one last hurrah. Director Liz Bell promises, “You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish you never owned a television set.”

"Reality Recap Reunion" features Brittany Davis, Erin Johnson, Tim McKendrick, Jimmy Pennington, Wolfgang Stein, and Michelle Renee Thompson.  Nearly all members of the cast appeared in the long-running Annoyance shows, “Oprah's Last Show: A Musical,” “F**k You, I Love You, Goodbye: The Rahm Emanuel Story,” and other popular Annoyance productions.

"Reality Recap Reunion" runs March 1 - April 5, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, view the Annoyance website,  www.theannoyance.com or call the box office: 773.561.HONK (4665). The Annoyance is located at 4830 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL. 60640.