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Must Try Harder: Adventures in Anxiety

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Paula McGuire’s world was shrinking. Bullied as a child and plagued by excessive social anxiety, she had become a recluse. Unable to even go into a shop on her own, Paula’s life was effectively over before she hit 30. But then something changed. She isn’t even quite sure what. But after years of running away from life, Paula decided to grab it by the balls …

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Paperback, 152 pages
Published April 23rd 2018 by Trigger
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Lily
This self-deprecating and candid account of living with a severe and debilitating social anxiety disorder is both heart-warming and insightful. Told with a surprisingly genuine sense of humour and an unassuming wit this honest and at times deeply vulnerable biography provides a glimpse into the reality of life with a mental illness. It is an intensely relatable story for anyone who has fought a similar battle, filled with understanding and empathy but also the promise of hope. I learnt a lot abo ...more
Stephanie Hartley
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'Must Try Harder' is a book that I really thought I wouldn't get on with at all, largely due to the name. I'm sure a lot of anxiety sufferers have been told in the past that maybe if they tried a little harder they'd just 'get over' their anxiety. But I'm so glad I moved past this to read what was truly an inspirational book for me.

Paula McGuire subverts the idea of those struggling with anxiety needing to try harder to be better by absolutely going beyond anything that she ever expected. Paula
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Lisa
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was really excited to receive a copy of must try harder to review. As someone who has suffered with anxiety for most of my life I always find it reassuring to read someone else's story. For me there has always been a sense of feeling that I'm 'not normal' whatever normal is.
Until recently mental health has been something not really spoken about or admitted to. It's a welcome progression that there is now so much information and acceptance around the subject.
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Nicole
Jun 02, 2018 rated it liked it
A very enjoyable and inspiring read if you have anxiety or social anxiety and are looking for some much needed inspiration and motivation to kick anxietys butt.
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Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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When I read the blurb of this book I know it was going to be an emotional read, but also offering hope to fellow suffers.
I really like the brightness of this cover, which I really thinks makes it a book to pick up. The cover shows a swimming pool with someone about to jump off the board into the water. I like the different font's used in the title, another eye-catching factor.
I wasn't wrong there! Must Try Harder is a book split in tw
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