My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind - by Scott Stossel
"To be anxious is to be human," says Kirkus Reviews
in summing up author Scott Stossel's memoir, My Age of Anxiety
. Relating his life-long struggles with anxiety through often hilarious personal anecdotes and a historical review of the anxiety disorder, journalist Stossel presents an engaging, informative, and touching portrait of the frequently debilitating and generally incurable condition. The editor of Atlantic
magazine, Stossel skillfully weaves together his personal experiences with inquiries into possible causes (unclear and numerous) and treatments (only moderately successful) in vivid and well-crafted prose, offering both understanding and a ray of hope for both those afflicted by anxiety and people close to them.