A Brief History of Anxiety...Yours and Mine

By Patricia Pearson
(Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781596915954, 208pp.)

Publication Date: March 3, 2009

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“Highly amusing…[Pearson] examine[s] modern civilization and its discontents, as well as her own miseries…thoughtfully and incisively. Major points for wit and flair.”—New York Times

The millions of Americans who silently cope with anxiety at last have a witty, articulate champion.

About the Author

Patricia Pearson is a contributing editorial writer for USA Today. She is the author of the novels Playing House and Believe Me, the essay collection Area Woman Blows Gasket, and the groundbreaking investigation of female aggression When She Was Bad, for which she won the Arthur Ellis Award for best nonfiction crime book in 1997. Her commentary has also appeared in the New York Times, the New York Observer, and the Guardian, among many other publications. She lives in T oronto with her husband, her two children, and her dread.

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