Red Face

How I Learnt to Live With Social Anxiety

Russell Norris

'Deeply moving and informative' - Lily Bailey, author

As an adult, Russell started blushing for no reason at all. A deep purple would break out all over his face and neck. It sent out all the wrong signals to friends, family and to the opposite sex. And it triggered something worse: Social Anxiety Disorder. He desperately tried to hide his fear. U
Date Published :
April 2021
Publisher :
Canbury Press
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912454501
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$14.99

Overview
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'Empowering and cathartic' – Dr Tracy Cooper, International Consultant on High Sensitivity

'Deeply moving and informative' – Lily Bailey, author

As an adolescent, Russell’s face and neck would turn crimson at the slightest thing. In his twenties he began suffering from an extreme form of blushing (idiopathic craniofacial erythema). It sent out all the wrong signals — to friends, family and to the opposite sex. And it triggered something worse: Social Anxiety Disorder.

Up to one in 10 people develop this irrational fear of other human beings. From university to the workplace, Russell desperately tried to hide his secret from everyone. In a forlorn attempt to be ‘normal,’ he grabbed every remedy going, from drugs to herbs to bottles of absinthe.

By turns wry and shocking, dark and optimistic, Redface is the eye-opening true story of one man’s struggle with his mental health. And how he found his own way forward in a world built for others. It will fascinate readers who are socially anxious, their friends and family, and anyone who wants to know what it’s like to travel to the edge of human experience and back.

REVIEWS
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"Deeply immersive and raw in its emotional intensity. Norris’ Redface invites us into his private world of avoidance, compensation, and adaptation only to captivate us with his struggle with Social Anxiety Disorder. Ultimately culminating in a deep awareness of himself and the world he moves through, Redface is empowering and cathartic for everyone who has experienced SAD and wished others knew their innermost thoughts, feelings, and desires to be seen and heard as authentic human beings."

- Dr Tracy Cooper, International Consultant on High Sensitivity

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