Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life

Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life

In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind comes a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly funny memoir about living life on the razor's edge of panic. The world never made any sense to Amanda Stern--how could she trust time to keep flowing, the sun In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout,...

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Title:Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life
Author:Amanda Stern
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1538711923
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life Reviews

  • Carolee Wheeler
    Sep 11, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

  • Lesley Kay
    Sep 13, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

    Parts of this book were so, so good and others were awfully dull. I, like the author, had my best friend in 5th grade die suddenly. We have that in common and it is a huge theme throughout the book. This made me feel connected to the book. Many thoughts Stern explores, I myself, have e...

    Amanda's experiences of growing up with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder is tragically common. It is so impressive that Amanda remembers growing up with the disorder and how it made her think and feel. From the outside it seems obvious that she has a family history of anxiety, it is sad...

    If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Amanda Stern pours her heart out and through her beautiful writing makes her lifetime of anxiety fascinating, inspiring, and even humorous. She recounts her experiences as a child growing up in New York City's West Village, from disturbing ps...

    I have never returned a book. Ever. I also am not in the habit of not finishing books I start. That said, I did both of those things with Little Panic. To be fair, I don't think that other people would or do feel the same way, but personally, I just don't think I like memoir style writ...

    I also have anxiety/panic disorder and was diagnosed at age 13 so I find her descriptions of what anxiety is like spot on. Reading it made me anxious. I wish it went more into being diagnosed and how she navigated life with panic disorder and maybe what it was like to try different com...

    Reading this book was tedious and exhausting. The fact that she appears to come from an intelligent family and never got the help or diagnosis she needed until she was 25, is confusing and puzzling. I could not wait for it to end, and was amazed that she ever got the book published...

    While I have considerable sympathy for the way anxiety disorders afflict people, I did not enjoy this book. Setting aside my regard for the author, I felt that after the first twenty or so pages there was nothing further revealed about her condition or experience. It was just more of t...

    I absolutely loved this book. If you, or someone you love, lives with anxiety - this is a MUST READ. It's incredibly enjoyable and reads like a novel, but it's the best description I have ever read of what it's like to live in my mind and my body. I felt like Amanda articulated feeling...

  • Tracy
    Jun 24, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

  • Nina
    Jan 31, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

  • Jess
    Jun 26, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

  • Liz Willard
    Aug 18, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

  • Jen
    Aug 25, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

  • Daisy
    Aug 14, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

  • Tracy
    May 19, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

  • Kate
    Aug 11, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    Aug 19, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

  • Claire
    Jul 14, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

  • Kathleen
    Sep 05, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

    Parts of this book were so, so good and others were awfully dull. I, like the author, had my best friend in 5th grade die suddenly. We have that in common and it is a huge theme throughout the book. This made me feel connected to the book. Many thoughts Stern explores, I myself, have e...

  • Roryz
    Aug 17, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

  • Ramona Mead
    Aug 07, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

  • Crystal Zavala
    May 27, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

    Parts of this book were so, so good and others were awfully dull. I, like the author, had my best friend in 5th grade die suddenly. We have that in common and it is a huge theme throughout the book. This made me feel connected to the book. Many thoughts Stern explores, I myself, have e...

    Amanda's experiences of growing up with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder is tragically common. It is so impressive that Amanda remembers growing up with the disorder and how it made her think and feel. From the outside it seems obvious that she has a family history of anxiety, it is sad...

  • Paul
    Jun 25, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

  • DannyDale
    Sep 01, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

    Parts of this book were so, so good and others were awfully dull. I, like the author, had my best friend in 5th grade die suddenly. We have that in common and it is a huge theme throughout the book. This made me feel connected to the book. Many thoughts Stern explores, I myself, have e...

    Amanda's experiences of growing up with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder is tragically common. It is so impressive that Amanda remembers growing up with the disorder and how it made her think and feel. From the outside it seems obvious that she has a family history of anxiety, it is sad...

    If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Amanda Stern pours her heart out and through her beautiful writing makes her lifetime of anxiety fascinating, inspiring, and even humorous. She recounts her experiences as a child growing up in New York City's West Village, from disturbing ps...

    I have never returned a book. Ever. I also am not in the habit of not finishing books I start. That said, I did both of those things with Little Panic. To be fair, I don't think that other people would or do feel the same way, but personally, I just don't think I like memoir style writ...

    I also have anxiety/panic disorder and was diagnosed at age 13 so I find her descriptions of what anxiety is like spot on. Reading it made me anxious. I wish it went more into being diagnosed and how she navigated life with panic disorder and maybe what it was like to try different com...

    Reading this book was tedious and exhausting. The fact that she appears to come from an intelligent family and never got the help or diagnosis she needed until she was 25, is confusing and puzzling. I could not wait for it to end, and was amazed that she ever got the book published...

    While I have considerable sympathy for the way anxiety disorders afflict people, I did not enjoy this book. Setting aside my regard for the author, I felt that after the first twenty or so pages there was nothing further revealed about her condition or experience. It was just more of t...

  • Katie Coren
    Aug 21, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

    Parts of this book were so, so good and others were awfully dull. I, like the author, had my best friend in 5th grade die suddenly. We have that in common and it is a huge theme throughout the book. This made me feel connected to the book. Many thoughts Stern explores, I myself, have e...

    Amanda's experiences of growing up with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder is tragically common. It is so impressive that Amanda remembers growing up with the disorder and how it made her think and feel. From the outside it seems obvious that she has a family history of anxiety, it is sad...

    If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Amanda Stern pours her heart out and through her beautiful writing makes her lifetime of anxiety fascinating, inspiring, and even humorous. She recounts her experiences as a child growing up in New York City's West Village, from disturbing ps...

    I have never returned a book. Ever. I also am not in the habit of not finishing books I start. That said, I did both of those things with Little Panic. To be fair, I don't think that other people would or do feel the same way, but personally, I just don't think I like memoir style writ...

  • Jen
    Aug 31, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

  • Lorraine DeMoranville
    Jul 13, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

    Parts of this book were so, so good and others were awfully dull. I, like the author, had my best friend in 5th grade die suddenly. We have that in common and it is a huge theme throughout the book. This made me feel connected to the book. Many thoughts Stern explores, I myself, have e...

    Amanda's experiences of growing up with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder is tragically common. It is so impressive that Amanda remembers growing up with the disorder and how it made her think and feel. From the outside it seems obvious that she has a family history of anxiety, it is sad...

    If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Amanda Stern pours her heart out and through her beautiful writing makes her lifetime of anxiety fascinating, inspiring, and even humorous. She recounts her experiences as a child growing up in New York City's West Village, from disturbing ps...

    I have never returned a book. Ever. I also am not in the habit of not finishing books I start. That said, I did both of those things with Little Panic. To be fair, I don't think that other people would or do feel the same way, but personally, I just don't think I like memoir style writ...

    I also have anxiety/panic disorder and was diagnosed at age 13 so I find her descriptions of what anxiety is like spot on. Reading it made me anxious. I wish it went more into being diagnosed and how she navigated life with panic disorder and maybe what it was like to try different com...

    Reading this book was tedious and exhausting. The fact that she appears to come from an intelligent family and never got the help or diagnosis she needed until she was 25, is confusing and puzzling. I could not wait for it to end, and was amazed that she ever got the book published...

  • Hanna
    May 14, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

  • Andrea Jenkins
    Jul 15, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

  • Emily Housworth
    May 03, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

  • Jenn
    Sep 02, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

  • Emily Jordan
    Mar 27, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

  • kglibrarian
    Sep 18, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

    Parts of this book were so, so good and others were awfully dull. I, like the author, had my best friend in 5th grade die suddenly. We have that in common and it is a huge theme throughout the book. This made me feel connected to the book. Many thoughts Stern explores, I myself, have e...

    Amanda's experiences of growing up with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder is tragically common. It is so impressive that Amanda remembers growing up with the disorder and how it made her think and feel. From the outside it seems obvious that she has a family history of anxiety, it is sad...

    If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Amanda Stern pours her heart out and through her beautiful writing makes her lifetime of anxiety fascinating, inspiring, and even humorous. She recounts her experiences as a child growing up in New York City's West Village, from disturbing ps...

  • AnnMarie
    May 20, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

  • Jen Martino
    Sep 07, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    Little Panic is a memoir of panic and anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and this book was like a therapy session. It?s always nice to know you?re not alone in the world of anxiety. ...

    I'm not going to rate this book, because if I don't give it 5 stars, I'm afraid the author may have a panic attack if she reads this. It's a difficult book to read because she's been through such hell. ...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    As soon as I began this book, I started looking over my shoulder. Never before have I read a description of some of the fears that have haunted me since childhood. Like Amanda, I was afraid to sleep away from my parents; like Amanda, I was ostracized and internalized it into proof of m...

    I wanted to read this book because I have several friends who struggle with anxiety, and I hoped this book would provide some insight into anxiety. And wow, did it ever! It was heartbreaking and frustrating to read about Amanda's childhood, as her experiences and struggles were minimiz...

    #FirstLine ~ Time sticks numbers on the world and marks spaces I can't see. Honest, brilliant and eye-opening. Little Panic is one of those memoirs that leaves the readers feeling connected to the writer. One of those reads that captures what is really means to be human, what it fe...

    This book was everything I desperately needed to read. I grew up not understanding I was highly-sensitive and anxious and felt crazy and different and alone much of the time, never being able to convey what was going on in my brain. Page after page of this book, my jaw kept dropping, b...

    Stern does a fabulous job of putting the reader inside the head of someone who struggles with anxiety. I felt her confusion and pain and so wished I could tell those around her to pay more attention. How do you get to 25 without someone realizing that you have a condition that can be h...

    Amanda Stern?s beautifully vulnerable memoir is not simply about panic disorder. It?s also about how we treat others when they don?t match our internalized standards, how we have designed our education system to reject human variation, how our society devalues people who take in ...

    Definitely hard to read nearly 400 pages of the internal dialogue of someone with extreme crippling anxiety if you?ve ever experienced any relative degree of anxiety and panic yourself, but this was powerful and gut wrenching and worth the long slow read. ...

    When I first started this memoir, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to handle it because my own anxiety was triggered. However that resolved quickly and I became fully immersed in Amanda's experiences. My own anxiety during childhood was not quite as severe and more generalized, and I...

    Parts of this book were so, so good and others were awfully dull. I, like the author, had my best friend in 5th grade die suddenly. We have that in common and it is a huge theme throughout the book. This made me feel connected to the book. Many thoughts Stern explores, I myself, have e...

    Amanda's experiences of growing up with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder is tragically common. It is so impressive that Amanda remembers growing up with the disorder and how it made her think and feel. From the outside it seems obvious that she has a family history of anxiety, it is sad...

    If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Amanda Stern pours her heart out and through her beautiful writing makes her lifetime of anxiety fascinating, inspiring, and even humorous. She recounts her experiences as a child growing up in New York City's West Village, from disturbing ps...

    I have never returned a book. Ever. I also am not in the habit of not finishing books I start. That said, I did both of those things with Little Panic. To be fair, I don't think that other people would or do feel the same way, but personally, I just don't think I like memoir style writ...

    I also have anxiety/panic disorder and was diagnosed at age 13 so I find her descriptions of what anxiety is like spot on. Reading it made me anxious. I wish it went more into being diagnosed and how she navigated life with panic disorder and maybe what it was like to try different com...

  • Nick Stern
    Jun 28, 2018

    Wow! Not a brilliant literary word, but the first word that flowed from my hand as I started to write this review. Little Panic is a brilliant, articulate, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about living with crippling anxiety. As detailed in her book, Stern exhibited symptoms of an anxi...

    Wow, after finishing this book I feel like I need to take a deep breath. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I found much of what Amanda feels/thinks/experiences mimics my own life. Her story in many ways isn't my own, but so much resonated. Amanda spent years of her life ...

    As someone who deals with severe anxiety and was not able to put a name on it for most of their childhood, this book broke me. Reading Amanda?s story of a cry for safety and to be understood was something I felt deeply in every page, and could relate to with her breathtaking vulnerab...

    Couldn't put this down. Brilliant, heartbreaking, riveting portrayal of growing up in NYC with an undiagnosed panic disorder. I was completely immersed in Amanda's world. Her descriptions of being a child struggling to understand and interact with the world around her were incredibly e...

    A STUNNING, evocative story about the meaning of living with an undiagnosed panic disorder, LITTLE PANIC grips and discomfits in the best way. Stern's honesty is compelling, her humor always spot on. She is a consummate New Yorker from the last moments when New York was still gritty an...

    I?m an anxious person, and though I?ve never had a full blown panic attack, much of what Stern recounts from her childhood sounds familiar. The anxious, dreadful thoughts that run through little Amanda?s mind made my heart break. Amazing that this girl, who lived in a nice hous...

    received as an ARC. Can't wait to read! ...

    An insightful and incredibly vulnerable look into Amanda's life. Very appreciative that authors like Amanda are willing to share their stories to help those who suffer similarly from anxiety. ...

    This is a must read for anyone who suffers with anxiety! It is brave, brilliant, and honest. I could relate in so many ways that my dog got tired of me screaming "Me too!". This book should have been written by the the psychiatric community years ago, thankfully Amanda Stern has finall...

    Wow. I have some mild anxiety, and I know and love people who have more severe anxiety and panic attacks, so I guess I thought I had some idea about the struggle of severe anxiety/panic sufferers, but this was a complete eye-opener. Also as a children's librarian (and just as a person ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...