Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Observations from

Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Observations from a Reforming Neurotic New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster is here to help you chill the hell out When did USA become shorthand for the United States of Anxiety? From the moment Americans wake up, we’re bombarded with allnew terrifying news about crime, the environment, politics, and strokeinducing foods we’ve been enjoying for years We’re judged by social media’s faceless masses, pressured into maintaining a Pinterestperfect home, and expected to base our selfworth on retweets, faves, likes, and followers Our collective FOMO, and the disparity between the ideal and reality, is leading us to spend and feel worse No wonder we’re getting twitchy Save for an Independence Day–style alien invasion, how do we begin to escape from the stressors that make up our days?Jen Lancaster is here to take a hard look at our elevating anxieties, and with selfdeprecating wit and levelheaded wisdom, she charts a path out of the quagmire that keeps us frightened of the future and ashamed of our imperfectly perfect human lives Take a deep breath, and her advice, and you just might get through a holiday dinner without wanting to disown your uncle

14 thoughts on “Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Observations from a Reforming Neurotic

  1. says:

    Intensely Personal Humorous Nonfiction

    When I first opened this book, I loved the cartoon of Maslow's hierarchy at the beginning. Most of us who've been to college in the last 30 or 40 years are familiar with this pyramid of need. The book is broadly structured around this hierarchy. The author is a Gen-Xer like me, so much of what she related ab

  2. says:

    Not sure its a generational thing...

    But everything in this work was so relatable, funny, and what I wouldve said if I could. After reading it I remembered to give myself permission to return to the calmer state of mind I had before I felt I had to always keep up, with the news, the neighbors and just about everything. The point really is to enjoy

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