4 Books to Help You Understand Anxiety

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Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in life.  Whether it be sleepless nights, sweaty palms, or a full-blown panic attack, anxiety is a powerful emotion with far-reaching roots.  But while many people can successfully manage it with pharmaceuticals, prayer, or a day at the spa, for others, anxiety can be a constant threat to one’s mental and physical well-being.  And because there are so many different ways to experience anxiety (fear, paranoia, depression, physical pain, hysteria), there’s no simple technique for chronic sufferers.  So to illustrate the vast spectrum of anxiety that people may encounter, here are 4 books to help you understand the complexities of the condition.

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Best Read in 2013: A Top 20 Year-End List

Best Read In 2013

As we round the corner of Typographical Era’s first anniversary, we’ve decided to continue our Best Read in the year tradition, and what a year it has been!  Between translations, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays, readers of all genres will surely find Typographical Era’s Best Read in 2013 list to be a great place to start for reading endeavors in 2014.  At least we hope so.  Here’s to a great year in reading and to another great year for Typographical Era.  Cheers!

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

letspretendthisneverhappened ★★★★½
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
A (Mostly True) Memoir by Jenny Lawson
2012 / 318 Pages

Jenny Lawson (A.K.A The Blogess) might be the most hilariously inappropriate author you’ve ever encountered.  But it’s in a good way.  Her tales of growing up in rural Texas with a taxidermy-enthusiast father will put your own crazy childhood stories to shame.  Did you grow up attending armadillo racing contests?  Didn’t think so.  Were there live raccoons living in your bathtub who suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder?  Yeah…me neither.  Instead of barbies and baby dolls, did you play with a homemade squirrel puppet as a child (made from the carcass of a deceased squirrel)?  I thought not.  Well, Jenny Lawson did.

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