Multi-award-winning television writer and producer Georgia Pritchett knows a thing or two about anxiety. From worrying about the monsters under her bed as a child (Were they comfy enough?), to embracing womanhood, (One way of knowing you have crossed from girlhood to womanhood is that men stop furtively masturbating at you from bushes and start shouting things at you from cars. It’s a beautiful moment) worry has accompanied her at every turn.
This memoir is a joyful reflection on just how to live – and sometimes even thrive (sometimes not) – with anxiety.
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This is book 7 of my 20 Books of Summer 2021.
This was such a fun, insightful read, chronicling the authors’ struggle with anxiety and being unable to speak her issues, she found it easier to write it all down and what we get to read is a wonderful mix of all those weird and wonderful things that make our lives stressful, joyful, memorable and everything in between!
I could totally relate to the seemingly silly, little irrational things that can plague your brain and the events in your life that stand out as memorable for all the right or wrong reasons!
This isn’t a self help book, it’s not full of tips to help you deal with anxiety, but it is a great little behind the scenes look at someone else dealing with anxiety, whilst having a very successful career – I loved all the behind the scenes showbiz stuff – many of it was hilarious, some of it was horrifying! – and she also looks back at school, growing up and the responsibilities forced on you in adulthood!
I enjoyed a glimpse into her world, and how the anxiety often felt suffocating to her but she seemed to get respite by writing her thoughts down – that might be a lesson for us all to take on!