Monkey Mind A Memoir of Anxiety

ISBN-10: 1439177317

ISBN-13: 9781439177310

Edition: 2013

Authors: Daniel Smith
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Description: A wildly acclaimedNew York Timesbestseller, this uplifting, smart, and funny memoir provides hope and understanding to the 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety disorders.For years, Daniel Smith suffered from bouts of acute anxiety, extended episodes without any apparent cause that seized control of his body and mind, leaving him an emotional wreck. Sleep was impossible and headaches and nausea haunted his days. Anxiety threatened his sanity and jeopardized his relationships. He had a prestigious job, a comfortable apartment, and caring friends—but, according to his therapists, nothing seemed to be wrong.Smith was not alone. More than 40 million American adults suffer from some type of anxiety disorder, the country’s most common psychiatric malady. As a nation, we spend more than $42 billion every year treating these disorders. Yet anxiety is rarely discussed in the media or in our homes, and we do our best to keep these perils inside our own heads.Now in paperback,Monkey Mindis the story of how one man finally learned to live with—and laugh at—his own anxiety issues. Smith shares his own hilarious and heart-wrenching story from his first severe episode at age sixteen to his discovery of the author Philip Roth, who made anxiety seem noble, to his first job, which nearly drove him to distraction, to his struggle to give up the endless cycle of hand-wringing angst in order to keep the love of his life.Through medication, endless psychoanalysis, self-imposed isolation, and meditation, Smith finally makes peace with his restless mind and becomes the husband and father he longs to be.Whether you suffer from clinical anxiety or an overdose of modern life in our “Age of Anxiety,”Monkey Mind’s combination of wit, candor, and serious advice will help you live in the moment instead of inside your own head.

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Daniel Smith is a non-fiction author and editor who has written across a range of subjects, including politics, economics and social history. He was the author of How to Think Like Steve Jobs in 2013. He is also a long-time contributor to The Statesman's Yearbook, the geo-political guide to the world that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013. He lives in London.

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