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Scott Stossel Presents at the 2014 Media Colloquy

In the video below, Scott Stossel speaks about the healing act of sharing his vulnerabilities and the process of writing and releasing his deeply personal, thoroughly researched and, at times, humorous book, My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind.

Scott Stossel is the editor of The Atlantic magazine and the author of the New York Times bestseller My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind. Given Stossel’s award-winning tenure at The Atlantic, and his many incisive essays and articles for leading publications, it came as a surprise to many colleagues that he has long been, as he writes in his book, “a twitchy bundle of phobias, fears and neuroses.” This revelation serves a broader agenda, as Stossel examines anxiety in all its manifestations, personal, historical, psychological and neurological. The New York Times called the My Age of Anxiety “ambitious and bravely intimate: a ruminative book that often breaks into a thrilling intellectual chase.” Also the author of Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, Stossel lives in Washington, D.C. He is a winner of the 2014 Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Coverage by the Media.

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