I've got a good friend (not a kalyanamitta, the more standard variety!) who may be interested in reading, or listening to some good Dhamma that might lift her spirits somewhat. She's not a Buddhist, but isn't averse to it.
She's a house-bound mother of two boys (8yo & 3yo), shy, not particularly confident, depressed, mildly anxious, inclined to smoke pot (though keen to be strong enough to give it up), yet is surprisingly intelligent and hidden beneath all that, has a very warm heart.
My first thoughts were something by Ven K Sri Dhammananda, but I wanted to open it up to any suggestions from Dhamma Wheel members who might have read something before which they think might be useful to such a person.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)