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I thought this was more of a memoir, which it plainly is not. What it is, is Shawn analyzing phobia & fear, somewhat from his perspective, but mostly just in general. He's very knowledgable on the subject and has done an excellent job interpreting some of his research. However as a non-phobic this book wasn't always interesting & I speed read through large portions of it to get to something that I found more interesting. Still I found some of his theories compelling and even want to read more on the subject because of this book. I think someone who has lived with phobias & struggles to understand it may really enjoy this book. Just wasn't for me.
Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic LifeUser Review - Liz - Goodreads
only read 1/3, more science less bio than i expected Read full review
Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic LifeUser Review - Carolyn - Goodreads
I couldn't quit reading it. While most of my family have been introverts who find excuses to not get out much. We still do an occasional outing with friends and such. All but my sister that is, she ... Read full review