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Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Teresa - Goodreads

I found this book at a used book store, and thought it would be an interesting read because there is a history of specific phobias and panic attacks in family members . I applaud Shawn for his ... Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

Very good book on psychology and phobias. Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

I am certainly not an expert on neurology, psychology, psychiatry, genetics and other subjects. I'm sure other reviewers can employ intricate terminology to refute some of the scientific claims and ... Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Kathryn Jennex - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book and definitely identified with it. Shawn has a great understanding of how and why anxiety works as it applies in the world as well as personally. I read a few reviews which called ... Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Karianne - Goodreads

This was an interesting read especially for anyone who has ever taken the stairs to avoid an elevator, or driven to avoid a flight, etc. I could identify with the author and I appreciated all the ... Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Graceann - Goodreads

I am agoraphobic. The disease was diagnosed more than 25 years ago and my entire adult life has been a struggle to function in something approaching "normal." Sometimes I've done well, and at other ... Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - thefourthvine - Goodreads

This book is kind of an unholy union. Half of it is an interesting memoir about Allen Shawn's family, his life, and his phobias (and the intersections of the three). The other half is a relatively ... Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Joanna - Goodreads

It got a bit rambly in parts but was still pretty interesting. Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

This was a comprehensive study of phobias and how they impact the author's daily life. Shawn was the son of the long-time New Yorker editor and fraternal twin to a severely autistic sister. He makes ... Read full review

Review: Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

I had hoped for better. I also love phobias. I did learn some stuff I did not know, but this seemed more like a school book with a teeny bit of memoir mixed in. It might be more interesting if I knew who William Shawn was. Read full review


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