More than 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety, which makes it “the most common mental illness in the U.S.” Scott Stossel is one of these adults. Successful author, The Atlantic editor and Harvard grad, Stossel has struggled with crippling anxiety and the stigma associated with it his entire life. His book My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind chronicles this struggle. Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and modern neuroscientists have analyzed, picked and prodded those with anxiety and we’re still left with unanswered questions about this misunderstood illness. By tracing the history of anxiety, Stossel sheds light on its development and by sharing his personal story, gives hope to many.
He’ll appear in conversation with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman, co-host of The Record.
Presented by: Town Hall and University Bookstore, as part of the Civic series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discount onsite book sales.
Learn more: About Stossel.