Courtney Henning Novak

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About me

Occupation Mommy, Writer, PPD Advocate
Location Pasadena, California, United States
Introduction I'm Courtney, a stay-at-home mom. I was diagnosed with postpartum depression four months after my daughter's birth. My daughter is now a toddler, and I've finished the first draft of my memoir about postpartum depression.
Interests Writing, spreading awareness about postpartum depression, crafting, cooking and baking, Zumba, travel
Favorite Movies This is overwhelming. Well, let's start with the trilogies: Back to the Future, Star Wars, and the Lord of the Rings. And I just spent like five minutes debating what movie to list next - A Room With A View? Despicable Me? Does "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" count as a movie? What about Swords and Fire, the five minute "movie" my cousins, brother and I made in the mid-80s? I hate this list.
Favorite Music I used to be the sort of cool, interesting and motivated person who went to concerts and spent hours at Amoeba Music hunting for new cd's. Now I am exhausted by the idea of going to a concert. But I have seen The Dan Band twice in recent times, so I suppose that's it. The Dan Band. That's my favorite music. Also, anything that involves the ukulule, especially The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
Favorite Books I just can't do this. I am a serious bookworm, and we'd be here all day. But, there are a few books that moved me and made me cry, and I still get teary when I think about them. These are the books that inspire me, that I intend to read again: The Time Traveler's Wife; The Art of Racing in the Rain; The Sparrow; My Brilliant Friend; and The Dogs of Babel.