• Anxiété

    Scott Stossel

    Un livre profondément original, courageux, émouvant et plein d'espoir qui démontre que l'anxiété n'est pas un obstacle à la réalisation de soi et à une vie épanouie.
    Fort d'une vie de lutte contre ses angoisses démesurées, Scott Stossel, brillant éditorialiste de la revue américaine The Atlantic, livre un essai érudit, drôle et passionnant ; un vibrant témoignage, somme d'une vie de recherches, qui nous livre des clés pour comprendre et apprivoiser une affection omniprésente et pourtant méconnue : l'anxiété.
    Vous êtes anxieux ? Ce n'est probablement pas grand-chose à côté de ce que vit Scott Stossel. Outre ses phobies de l'avion, du fromage, de vomir, ou encore de s'exprimer en public, ce dernier est en proie à un malaise constant, à des crises de panique imprévisibles ; en bref, à une angoisse existentielle permanente.
    Au gré du récit de son propre combat contre l'anxiété et afin de mieux en saisir les mécanismes, Scott Stossel convoque l'histoire de la philosophie, des religions, de la littérature, de la psychanalyse, de la pharmacologie, ainsi que les dernières recherches en génétique ou en neurosciences.

  • Anglais Sarge

    Scott Stossel

    As founder of the Peace Corps, Head Start, the Special Olympics (with wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver), and other organizations, Sargent Shriver was a key social and political figure whose influence continues to the present day. This authorized biography, exhaustively researched and finely rendered by Scott Stossel (deputy editor of The Atlantic), reads like an epic novel, with “Sarge” marching through the historical events of the last century--the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and many more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as a thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and United States and world history. It is a riveting and comprehensive reconstruction of a life that exemplifies what it means to be a true American.

  • THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2015 As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood.Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Soren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. Stossel reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion's myriad manifestations and the anguish it produces, but also the countless psychotherapies, medications and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety's human toll - its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyse - while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it.My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction.