Do you toss and turn at night with a knot in your stomach, worrying
about your job, your family, work, your health, or relationships.
Do you suffer from crippling shyness, obsessive doubts, or feelings
of insecurity. Are you plagued by fears, phobias, or panic attacks.
The best-seller that helps you say. "I just said 'no' and I don't
feel guilty." Are you letting your kids get away with
murder. Are you allowing your mother-in-law to impose
her will on you. Are you embarrassed by praise or
crushed by criticism.
A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this
bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling
and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer
to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as
well as the illuminating path to recovery.
Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same
shirt. Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but
seek out novelty at lunch and dinner. How has streaming changed the
way Netflix makes recommendations. Why do people think the music of
their youth is the best.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They
are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying;
who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor
working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are
often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the
great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to
the invention of the personal computer.
Invite Hannibal Lecter into the palace of your mind and be invited
into his mind palace in turn. Note the similarities in
yours and his, the high vaulted chambers of your dreams, the
shadowed halls, the locked storerooms where you dare not go, the
scrap of half-forgotten music, the muffled cries from behind a