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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    #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...

    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 Miller
    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    #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...

    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...

    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...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

  • Alice
    Dec 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Jessica
    Oct 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    #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...

    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...

    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...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    I have an expectation that people who write memoirs will start with the problem, will have the problem resolved by the middle, and will spend the end explaining their moving on. This is not that story. The majority of the book is uncomfortable, with unresolved, unidentified swirls of a...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    #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...

    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...

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    #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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

  • sbtbkb
    Nov 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

  • Julie
    Feb 09, 2019

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Debbie Crouch
    Jan 18, 2019

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Sophy H
    Dec 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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. ...

  • 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

  • Ireland Lantz
    Feb 06, 2019

    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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...

    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. ...

    BOOK OF THE YEAR!! ...

    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...

    Absolutely amazing ... one of the best memoirs I have read on mental illness . It made me cry it made me laugh .. Anyone who has suffered with anxiety will relate to this book . ...

    Amanda Stern bares her soul in Little Panic to tell the life of living with panic disorder. I admire anyone who does this. Would be highly therapeutic. Parts were really good but a lot was grating on my nerves. The first half of the book was causing me anxiety. It was bouncing between ...

    I sort of knew before reading this book that it was going to be amazing. Something just spoke to me from the cover. I was even more amazed by reading it. As someone who suffers from mild anxiety this book just sang to me. I used to sit on the stairs for hours when I was little, watchin...

    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 think this is a must-read for psychotherapists and parents of anxious kids. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    #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...

    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...

    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...

    Memoirs of anxiety are exhausting to read. ...

    I have an expectation that people who write memoirs will start with the problem, will have the problem resolved by the middle, and will spend the end explaining their moving on. This is not that story. The majority of the book is uncomfortable, with unresolved, unidentified swirls of a...

    Absolutely fantastic! I loved this book so very much! Not only was Amanda super relatable, but she allows the reader to feel like they?re there with her in her up bringing and struggles with anxiety. I myself have had anxiety my entire life, and I am now a 22 year old girl living wit...

  • Tracy Strauss
    Nov 09, 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 ...

    Thanks to the author for the ARC of this book! Warning: We about to get deep up in here. Growing up, I went through a phase where I had to ask my mom every single night, ?Are you going to die tonight?? And she?d say, ?Nope, I?m not going to die tonight.? Only after ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    This was the most accurate portrayal of anxiety I've read. I loved how she was able to capture her childhood anxiety. Her writing is so beautiful. It seems insane that it took her that long to be diagnosed. I would have liked to hear more about her journey from diagnosis to where she i...

    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. ...

    Courageous, honest, resonant, and a total page-turner. ...