ASMR (Idiot's Guides) (Paperback)

By Julie Young, Ilse Blansert

Alpha, 9781615648184, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

List Price: 19.95*
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ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. A way to beat insomnia and reduce stress, ASMR is a relaxed, tingling feeling that many people report having as a response to particular stimuli, such as close personal attention, tapping, or whispering. Idiot's Guides: ASMR offers a clear explanation of its benefits, different trigger types, and how to experience its effects. Bonus content includes exclusive interviews with the top ASMR artists and online video content.

About the Author

Julie Young is an award-winning freelance writer whose work has been seen in a number of publications, including the Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, ADVANCE for Nurses, Catholic Teacher Magazine, and Evansville Living. She is a featured columnist for Michiana House & Home, Glo Magazine, and Young was formerly a writer with the Associated Press, has been a regular guest on radio programs such as Hoosier History Live!, and in 2000, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also the author of numerous books, including Idiot's Guides: Catholicism.

Ilse Blansert is better known to the ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) video world as the Waterwhispers Ilse. Her rapidly growing YouTube channel has nearly 130,000 subscribers and more than 16 million total hits. She has been cited, interviewed, and linked to in most of the recent media discussion about the emergence of ASMR, including the New York Times, Time magazine, ABC World News Tonight, and O, the Oprah Magazine.