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Anxious Man

Notes on a Life Lived Nervously
Narrated by: Josh Roberts
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

One night three years ago Josh Roberts went to a party. The next morning he awoke to discover his mind had collapsed.

In a matter of days he went from being a fun-loving, seemingly successful 20-something to a hot mess of tears and nerves. Eventually he was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Since then, he's been mending his mind, rediscovering happiness and learning to live his nervous life. Anxious Man is the story of all this.

Told with originality, wit and great humour, it's an essential guide for mental health and a thought-provoking exploration of the millennial condition.

©2020 Josh Roberts (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

"So truthful, bold, clear, candid and convincing that I read it in one breathless sitting." (Stephen Fry) 

"The best book I have ever written." (Josh Roberts, debut author of Anxious Man)

"Yep, fine." (Cali Mackrill, girlfriend of author of Anxious Man)

"Have you seen my scissors?" (Vicky Roberts, mother of author of Anxious Man

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profoundly honest and relatable

Having had anxiety for a comparably short time (since aug19) and only recently come to terms with that is what I have, having had 2 v scary panic attacks, this book has been so v well timed for me. Despite being female, so many feelings are relatable and the advice you give helpful in paving my way forward with this the right way and with kindness to myself. Thanks again v much and hope you manage to continue recovering from anxiety.

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Fantastic

For anyone that has ever struggled with mental health give this a listen. You are not alone

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Warm, human and funny

A beautifully human and accessible account of life with an anxiety disorder, Josh puts a face and a voice to this condition — dispelling myths, informing and assuring the reader at every turn. For anyone suffering with anxiety, or knows someone that does, it’s a must read. Also he’s really good at the welsh accent!

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Brilliant

A really powerful & insightful look into the mental health issues facing modern men, punctuated with hilarious quips & anecdotes. A must listen/read for any 20/30 something careerist man.