Scott Stossel on My Age of Anxiety
From the age of 2, Scott Stossel has been afflicted with crippling anxieties - from the idiosyncratic (fear of cheese and vomiting) to more common fears of flying and speaking in public. His best-selling book, My Age of Anxiety,describes his long-standing struggle with the disorder, and examines the efforts to understand what is now considered the most common form of mental illness in the United States. In this podcast, Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine, talks about the book, and how he learned to cope with his severe anxiety.
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