Benilde Little

Benilde Little  is the bestselling author of the novels Good Hair (selected as one of the ten best books of 1996 by the Los Angeles Times), The Itch, Acting Out, and Who Does She Think She Is? A former reporter for People and senior editor at Essence, she lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and son. Her daughter is away at college. Follower her on Twitter and Instagram @BenildeLittle and read her blog, Welcome to My Breakdown, at

Books by this Author

Welcome to My Breakdown
Who Does She Think She Is?
Acting Out
The Itch
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Author Benilde Little Opens Up About Her Breakdown

The nationally bestselling author of 'Good Hair' and 'The Itch' discusses her first book of nonfiction, a “momoir” about her own journey caring for aging parents, raising children, being married, plunging to the depths of depression, and climbing her way out. Powerful, relatable, and ultimately redemptive, 'Welcome to My Breakdown' is a remarkable memoir about the power within us all to rise from despair and to feel hope and joy again.