My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

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This felt like reading a very chaotic manifestation of someone's thoughts, snippets of memories and emotions over the course of their life. Katherine Parkinson of the IT Crowd is the perfect narrator for this book, she truly acts the role she is portraying. In therapy, in full confession mode, the author free associates her way to the very last lines, and by the time we got there I realized I had laughed out loud many, many times, gotten quiet and reflective a few time, sobbed once with heartfelt love for the beauty of the moment she'd described, and then was gently read out of her book with her last line, full of appreciation for all that she'd shared with me. Going into labor, she fretted about making a fuss (“Sorry to interrupt, but the baby is coming out of my body,” I said politely).

The written word hasn’t made me laugh out loud like this for ages – and you all know how funny words can be. Like Middlemarch, it has secrets, it has lies and it has an ongoing custody battle between my dog and me for ownership of my Starsky doll. I’ll share with you some of the most memorable moments for me, only a small samples you understand – as I don’t want to spoil the whole book, in case you read it (….

To access you ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose. My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety is a compilation of her concerns, written down in response to a suggestion by a therapist, whose help she sought to address her anxiety. Pritchett perfectly skewers thoughts and people and events with such precision that it is just so relatable.

the snippets of her life shared within this show us who she is and how she came to attain the success she rightfully does. I found, though, that the moments of humor helped to temper the more serious stories to make them more palatable. Pritchett’s series of short, sharp anecdotes are like particularly hilarious and insightful contributions to a conversation over cocktails. This memoir is a joyful reflection on just how to live - and sometimes even thrive (sometimes not) - with anxiety. While not read by Georgia herself, Katherine Parkinson did a good job as narrator of this audiobook.

Essentially, the book is written as Pritchett’s explanation to her psychiatrist about all the things she is anxious about. While she achieves professional success her personal life still throws her more curveballs - miscarriages, eventually having two sons (nicknamed 'The Speck' and 'The Scrap') who are diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum, and then her life partner experiencing a potentially fatal health development. It also means it's hard to put down because when the chapters are so short you think, just one more.

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