Sample Saturday – three new(ish) nonfiction releases

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye. This week, all three are newish nonfiction releases that have caught my eye.

The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code by Judith Hoare

Summary: Panic, depression, guilt, obsession, loneliness, agoraphobia – in the 1960s, Dr Claire Weekes knew how to treat them, but was dismissed as underqualified and overly populist by the psychiatric establishment. She understood the biology of fear and its effect on the nervous system, and pioneered an anxiety treatment that is now at the cutting edge of modern psychotherapies (‘acceptance’).

I’m thinking: Yes.

My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams

Summary: Anna Delvey posed as a German heiress in New York City, befriended Vanity Fair photo editor, Rachel Williams, and scammed Williams out of more than $62,000.

I’m thinking: Yes.

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Summary: Examines what happens when we encounter people we don’t know, why it often goes awry, and what it says about us.

I’m thinking: Yes.

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