I Don't Want to Be Crazy

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 280 pages
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A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl's struggle with anxiety disorder.

This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she revelled in the independence. . . but as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.

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It could have just as easily been done in prose. - Goodreads
It is in poetry form and keeps pace with her emotions. - Goodreads
This book was a page turner. - Goodreads

Review: I Don't Want To Be Crazy

User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

So if you ever wanted to know what it's like to have an anxiety disorder? Read this book. Read full review

Review: I Don't Want To Be Crazy

User Review  - Eshia Nikcerson - Goodreads

I love this book, I had similar feelings and it's great to know that someone else knows and understand the feelings. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Samantha Schutz is the author of the acclaimed memoir I Don't Want to Be Crazy, which was a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens and Voices of Youth Advocates Poetry Pick. You Are Not Here is her first novel. Samantha lives and works in New York City as a children's book editor. For more about her, please visit www.samanthaschutz.net.