All my life I have found myself feeling betrayed by my body. Often this betrayal comes in the form of a serious bowel issue coming up at a seriously inopportune time. However, other times it rears its ugly head in poorly timed crying, aggressive gas in public places, or massive cystic pimples on my chin right before my cousin’s wedding. All of these things can be traced back to my lifelong relationship with stress and anxiety. Last week I had another startling reminder that my body often knows more about my emotional state than my brain does. I found a sizable bald patch on my head. Like, my body is jettisoning hair from my head like I’m Apollo 11 releasing my Saturn V rockets. I am not the best at coping with uncertainty and stress. And my body KNOWS it and often forces me to face the truth even if my brain is like “whatever I GOT this.” I’m the emotional equivalent of those marathon runners you see who are running along, shouting I’m doing it, I’m …
Here are some snippets from reviews that are popping up for The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating book and let me just say THANK YOU. Seriously. This past year has been pretty challenging both personally and professionally and this project has been like a beacon of beautiful unicorn light. And now seeing your responses to the book is like glitter and sunshine sprinkled on top of that unicorn light. Along with some puppies. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read this book. – Review by Lauren Hayley – ___ – Review by Angela Hamilton – ___ – Review by Ellie Miles – ___ – Review by Zoë – ___ – Review by Kelly – You guys, seriously, thank you. And if you’re still wanting to read the book go here. Or here. Or here for a free sample. xo, hattie
I am so honored to share this review of The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating book, written by mental health blogger, Lauren Hayley. Lauren has a beautiful blog about living with Borderline Personality Disorder, Cyclothymia, and Agoraphobia. She writes with warmth, self-awareness, and above all honesty. I came across her blog after we connected via twitter and fell in love with her artwork and insight into mental health. Her review made me tear up a bit, since it felt like connecting with the “reader” I had in mind while I worked on the project. Plus, she said that thing above, which basically made me want to curl into a ball and weep silently. A huge thank you to Lauren for taking the time to read this book and write such a lovely and well thought-out review. Check out her blog here! Follow her on twitter here!
Just saw that The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating is on Amazon’s “Hot New Release” list for both Anxiety and Dating!!!!!! WHAT. We’re #2 (hehe) on the Anxiety & Phobia list and #13 for dating, which means the book is on the same list as Aziz Ansari’s book (*faints*) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Get your copy on Amazon here and Kobo here. Read the first few chapters fo’ free right here on this website, yo.
I am beyond thrilled to finally share the news that The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating book is coming! It is in the final stages of development and in just a few short weeks you’ll be able to get a copy of your own. I need to thank everyone who has helped with this project along the way, including my eagle-eyed editors, design team, and the many many readers along the way who took the time to read an early draft and give me comments like “this might be a bit TMI” which I could then maturely take into consideration by shrieking “YOU’RE a bit TMI!” But really. Thank you to everyone who believed in this project. Your support, compassion, and unrelenting encouragement has been like Ryan Gosling’s abs: life-changing. To read a free sample of the first few chapters, click here. To see the official description, click here (or just look a few inches below this sentence). Keep checking back in the next few weeks for the official book-launch announcement!!