My Age of Anxiety: Scott Stossel in Conversation with Ben Mezrich

01/14/2014 7:00 pm

In his new book, author and editor of The Atlantic Scott Stossel investigates the most pervasive and elusive of mental disorders there is. At once a first person account of his experiences with anxiety disorder—from which he has suffered his whole life—and a history of the medical and psychoanalytic response to the condition through the ages, Stossel's book is revelatory, rigorous, and ultimately hopeful. Stossel discusses My Age of Anxiety with Ben Mezrich.

"Scott Stossel has produced the definitive account of anxiety, weaving together science, history, and autobiography. His writing is evocative and often witty, disarmingly intimate, and wonderfully empathetic. This story has needed to be told, and Stossel tells it with edgy frankness."
—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon.


Scott Stossel is the editor of The Atlantic and the author of Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. His essays and articles have appeared in The AtlanticThe New YorkerThe New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. 

Ben Mezrich is the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, in addition to nine other books.  The major motion picture, 21, starring Kevin Spacey, was based on Bringing Down the House.  The Oscar-winning film The Social Network was adapted from The Accidental Billionaires. 

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