• Welcome to the United States of Anxiety

  • Observations from a Reforming Neurotic
  • By: Jen Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Jen Lancaster
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (250 ratings)

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By: Jen Lancaster
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Publisher's summary

A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster is here to help you chill the hell out.

When did USA become shorthand for the United States of Anxiety? From the moment Americans wake up, we’re bombarded with all-new terrifying news about crime, the environment, politics, and stroke-inducing foods we’ve been enjoying for years. We’re judged by social media’s faceless masses, pressured into maintaining a Pinterest-perfect home, and expected to base our self-worth on retweets, faves, likes, and followers. Our collective FOMO, and the disparity between the ideal and reality, is leading us to spend more and feel worse. No wonder we’re getting twitchy. Save for an Independence Day-style alien invasion, how do we begin to escape from the stressors that make up our days?

Jen Lancaster is here to take a hard look at our elevating anxieties, and with self-deprecating wit and levelheaded wisdom, she charts a path out of the quagmire that keeps us frightened of the future and ashamed of our imperfectly perfect human lives. Take a deep breath, and her advice, and you just might get through a holiday dinner without wanting to disown your uncle.

©2020 Jen Lancaster (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“As Lancaster is narrating her own work, we get the perfect tone for her often sarcastic comments and observations. Her personal delivery brings so much more to the text and makes for a delightful listening experience that will leave listeners laughing, despite feelings of unease.” --AudioFile Magazine

“Lancaster humorously considers the role of anxiety in American life in a delightful and perceptive book packed with tips on how to relax. Lancaster is very funny, and her insightful, always entertaining critique may motivate readers to back away from social media.” --Publishers Weekly

“Armed with wit and insight, [Lancaster] plots a simple, easy-to-follow course to navigate our anxieties and better manage our levels of stress…this is sound advice we all should heed.” --Kirkus Reviews