Redface

How I Learnt to Live With Social Anxiety

Russell Norris

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. Until one day, he realized that enough was enough.
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Canbury Press
Format Available    QuantityPrice
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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As a teenager, Russell’s face would burn bright red for the smallest of reasons. When he entered his twenties he started blushing for no reason at all. He had a rare form of extreme blushing called idiopathic craniofacial erythema. It sent out all the wrong signals — to friends, family and to the opposite sex. And the blushing triggered something worse: Social Anxiety Disorder.

Up to one in 10 people suffer from this irrational fear of other people. From university to his first days at work, the phobia took over Russell’s life. He desperately tried to keep it hidden from everyone. Until he realized, one day, that enough was enough. From alcohol to prescription drugs, he tried every remedy available. He is now a successful advertising copywriter in London.

By turns innocent and wry, dark but optimistic, this heartwarming story tells how a mental health condition gripped one man’s life. And how he found his own way forwards in a world made for others. It’s ideal for anyone struggling with blushing or social anxiety, for their friends and family, and for anyone curious about what it’s like to travel from the edge of human experience back to the center.

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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