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Goodreads asked Kat Kinsman:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Kat Kinsman When I was working at CNN, I wrote a very personal essay about my struggles with anxiety—partially out of worry that I hadn't written anything of worth for a while.

I was in the middle of writing a proposal for an entirely different book, but the editor I ended up working with on Hi, Anxiety told my agent that the intense response to my essay indicated that people are ready to—and need to—talk about this incredibly common, but still taboo subject.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/08/living/...

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