“An electric, warm, comforting and funny handbook on panic and how to cope and live alongside it. Accessible, reassuring, practical and relieving.” Laura Dockrill “I wish I had this book when I was 18 and having panic attacks. It’s smart, witty, informative and importantly, it lets you know that if you have panic attacks too…
you are not alone.” Dr Sophie Mort. An uplifting, personal account on living with panic and how to stop it defining you. ‘You’re dying. F**k, you’re having a heart attack, or is this a stroke? You’re going crazy, you are right this second losing your mind.
It’s game over. Get out’ All the work I’d put into preparing for this interview, my job, my career, money, future – it all seemed insignificant next to the burning desire to get out of the room and run. Award-winning blogger and author of We’re All Mad Here, Claire Eastham is an expert on panic.
She’s not a doctor or an academic, but over a seven-year period, she has experienced 371 panic attacks (and counting), and learnt a thing or two along the way. Part memoir, part guide, F**k I Think I’m Dying is an intimate, honest and ultimately uplifting exploration into panic attacks. In practical thematic chapters Claire covers the crisis points where panic can hit: job interviews, social situations, attacks at night.
She interviews a host of people – scientists, professors, dieticians, psychologists and people who struggle with panic – to anatomise how panic works and how it can be managed. Frank, funny and blazing, Claire’s story will speak to all those seeking to reclaim their power. With a little work and understanding, panic attacks do not have to control you.