When writing my book, Social Courage: Coping and Thriving with the Reality of Social Anxiety, I wanted to tell the truth. The truth being that social anxiety is a normal human experience that most of us can relate to—rather than it being this weird unusual thing that only you experience. The goal then is not to “cure” social anxiety but to learn to live effectively with it (easing it where you can) rather than having a phobic relationship with it.
My concern was that it would never get published or read because there are so many books, blogs, and “gurus” who promise that you will forever rid yourself of anxiety “in only 6 easy steps!”
I was, therefore, happy to see that it has gotten a good review from Publisher’s Weekly: