Friday, 15 July 2016

Friday Books - Anxiety for Beginners

On Fridays I participate in BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.

This week's book-







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When I was seventeen, I lost part of myself to a toilet cubicle. A part I don't know if i'll ever get back.





Here's my P56




Stage fright isn't a commonly spoken about anxiety among performers, maybe because they think it's bad luck to do so...As Adele told Vogue in an interview "I puke quite a lot before going on stage, though never actually on the stage." She appears, blazing, smiling. "I shit myself before everything," she continued. "But the bigger the freak out, the more I enjoy the show."


I'm taking a break from my usual fare - crime thrillers and historical fiction, and going to read this personal account of anxiety disorder, from someone who was diagnosed at quite a young age with an anxiety disorder. I'm really looking forward to it. 

It looks well written, for a start, and I'm fascinated by the topic. A teacher friend was telling me that children in her class as young as 8 or 9 years of age are being treated for anxiety. It seems that our society cannot help making everyone anxious, and when it's young people and children, maybe it's time for change?

Tell me what you're reading, and I'll pay you a visit. 

Happy reading everyone.

14 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like an interesting and informative book. It sounds like the author not only shares her experiences but also includes helpful advice. I'm curious.
My Friday post features THE REVENANT.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Well, that's certainly an interesting beginning!

Harvee Lau said...

The times are anxiety inducing, that's for sure. Time to turn off the electronics and take a quiet nature walk!

Katherine P said...

This sounds good and informative. I know a number of people of all ages who deal with anxiety on a regular basis. This sounds like an interesting window noto that.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I enjoy the occasional memoirs, especially those from authors whose experiences could resonate with many of us. Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine: “MYSTIC SUMMER”

Breana M. said...

This looks like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing. :-)

fredamans said...

Looks like a book I should share with my daughter. She has high anxiety. Happy weekend!

Yvonne said...

This sounds like an interesting one.

LadyD Piano said...

I think a little bit of performance anxiety is normal for many folks. Thanks for sharing. Happy reading!

karen said...

I had my first nervous breakdown in the 6th grade so I think I'd probably be able to relate to a lot of this one. Looks like one I'll be picking up!

Heather Fineisen said...

This sounds interesting and a little gross. Enjoy!

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

What an interesting read! And I like the fact that it's written by someone who has personal experience with anxiety. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Maria said...

Wow...the 56 is quite interesting - I do occasionally suffer from anxiety myself so this sounds like a book I should pick up - here's my Friday meme

guiltless reader said...

Sounds like a great way to talk about a difficult topic! Interesting 56 ...