Friday, October 26, 2012

Monkey Mind: a Memoir of Anxiety / Daniel Smith 212 p.

A pleasantly written book that was neither insightful nor comical enough to be memorable.  Smith, after most of a lifetime of sometimes crippling anxiety, feels mostly OK these days.  Which is nice, definitely, except that I couldn't relate to much of it.  Smith traces the beginning of his problems to a bizarre teenage sexual episode.  It's a memoir, so of course it's self-referential, but it felt like Smith was talking to himself rather than the reader. 

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