** Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith

 Are you anxious or do you know someone who is? Meet the master in Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, a man who can sweat so profusely that he needs sanitary pads to staunch the flow, a man who can turn choosing condiments into an ordeal, a man who can go from any situation to a (very unlikely) imagined catastrophe in less than five steps. Along the way, we get amusing portraits of bad therapists (and one good one, thank goodness!), an occasionally disturbing family and personal history, and lots of very funny moments of humiliation and, eventually, something that looks like a cure or at least a reasonable accommodation to everyday life despite its treachery (what if he ends up selecting the wrong condiment for his sandwich?)

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  1. Pingback: *** My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel | FT's Books

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