Chelsea Lately writer and roundtable regular Sarah Colonna joins Vicki today to discuss what it takes to be a successful comedy writer in a tough, male dominated business. But first, Vicki chats with a doctor who wants to remove the crutch that the word “depression” has become.

Lauded within the medical community, Dr. Eric Maisel’s new book, Rethinking Depression, is a provocative and groundbreaking look at one of the most commonly diagnosed clinical diseases. Maisel contends that too often individuals labeled with depression would have greater benefits from dismissing depression as a mental disorder. Instead, learning to deal with the realities of the human existence, which include sadness, despair, and grief, would “un-medicalize” the condition and allow the patient to move forward towards a life of renewed passion, power, and purpose. Dr. Maisel is a psychotherapist, bestselling author of 40 books, and is widely regarded as America’s foremost creativity coach.

In addition to her duties as a writer and roundtable regular on Chelsea Lately, Sarah Colonna is also a producer and star on E!’s After Lately. In her new book, Life As I Blow It, Sarah opens up about her love life and pursuing her dreams as a comedian. The hilarious memoir covers her formative years and trying to reconcile her responsible side with her fun-loving side, as well as the less than perfect but always wickedly funny road to becoming a successful stand-up comic! Academy Award winning writer Diablo Cody says “This book is pure Sarah Colonna: hilarious, observant, and surprisingly poignant. Look past the toned legs and glamorous mane of hair and you’ll find one of the best comic storytellers we’ve got!”

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