My Life in a Nutshell

My Life in a Nutshell

by Tanya J. Peterson

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My Life in a Nutshell by Tanya J. Peterson

"This is a brilliant marriage of art and science. Highly Recommended." Grady Harp

From the author of Leave of Absence comes another compelling tale of the human psyche. A brilliant and talented man crippled by extreme anxiety and panic attacks, Brian has carefully crafted his world so that his interactions with others are severely limited.

Although incapable of changing his situation, he discovers that, somehow, he is the only person seven-year-old Abigail can trust. Having bounced from one foster home to another, she has unexpectedly come to live with a childless uncle and aunt she has never known.

For very different reasons, both Brian and Abigail are trapped in emotionally and socially isolated lives. Can they learn from each other?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149500956
Publisher: Inkwater Press
Publication date: 05/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 386
Sales rank: 1,298,597
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Tanya J. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, Master of Science in counseling, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been a teacher and a counselor in various settings, including a traditional high school and an alternative school for homeless and runaway adolescents. Peterson is an active volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and she is a regular columnist for the Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog on Her previous titles include Leave of Absence, a novel about schizophrenia, grief, and the power of human connection, and Losing Elizabeth, a YA novel about an abusive relationship.

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My Life in a Nutshell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review This book is an emotional, amusing and heart lifting one.  It is a story of a gifted man and how in silence he lives his life despite his  crippling anxiety and panic attacks.  But there is a key for him that could help him to unlock this.  It comes in the form of a small girl who  lives in her own nightmare.  But can the key fit so they both can live their lives free of their problems.  This book is fantastic. It is one that  you will read and not stop until the end.  I give it 5 stars but wish i could give more.  I highly recommend it to all.