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Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life

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Publisher Comments:

In addition to being the son of famous New Yorker editor William Shawn and brother of the distinguished playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, Allen Shawn is agoraphobic-he is afraid of both public spaces and isolation. Wish I Could Be There gracefully captures both of these extraordinary realities, blending memoir and scientific inquiry in an utterly engrossing quest to understand the mysteries of the human mind. Droll, probing, and honest, Shawn explores the many ways we all become who we are, whether through upbringing, genes, or our own choices, creating "an eloquent meditation upon the mysteries of personality and family"* and the struggle to face one's demons.

Synopsis:

In this memoir of enormous bravery, a member of one of New York's premier literary families delivers a droll, inquisitive, and poignant examination of his life with agoraphobia.

About the Author

Allen Shawn, a composer and writer, has produced many orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works, as well as music for ballet, theater, and film. He has written for The Atlantic and is on the faculty at Bennington College in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143113072
Author:
Shawn, Allen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.36x5.80x.51 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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