New book reveals skin-crawling physical reactions to anxiety
Anxiety for Beginners, the new book written by Eleanor Morgan – a former Vice senior editor – really shouldn’t be called Anxiety for Beginners.
It’s not a self-help book. At least not until you get to the final 50 pages. It’s a personal memoir of what it means to live with intense, debilitating anxiety.
Not the kind that leaves you constantly fearing you’ve left your front door unlocked, but the kind that has you unable to go to the supermarket. The kind where your overwhelming sense of it results in skin-crawling physical reactions, the desire to vomit, and, for Morgan, an excruciating and constant need to instantly empty her bowels