Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias
Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias
Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias
Fear is a primal human emotion, and it often does play an important role in keeping us safe from threats. It’s part of our evolutionary makeup, after all. But fears can also spiral out of control, and if your perfectly reasonable fear of snakes has metastasized to the point that you run screaming from every uncoiled hose, then (news flash!) you’ve got yourself a phobia. Human phobias are strange, diverse, and actually have the power to teach us a lot about who we are and where we came from. And in this book, author Sarah Latta blends biology, psychology, history, and pop culture to provide a comprehensive account of 50 essential fears, from arachnophobia to zoophobia. Additionally, the book includes:- An explanation of the history behind each phobia, and a discussion of notable people who have suffered from the fear - Sidebars that highlight famous phobic moments from history and pop culture- Updates on how successful various phobia treatments have beenPhobias are no laughing matter if you’ve got one, but sometimes the first step to overcoming your fear is understanding that sometimes we’re afraid of a lot of really weird things. So whether you’re looking for perspective, information, or just want to know what Madonna and David Beckham are afraid of, this is the book for you. (Bibliophobes, however, should probably keep their distance.)

Book Details


  • Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This book is a two pronged punch at phobias. First, it's a know-it-all about phobias so you can impress your friends about your knowlege of big words. Second, it gives practical advice on how to overcome anxiety attacks and distress over 50 phobias. It goes from rare to some of the most common: from fear of zombies to the fear of being judged and public speaking. 

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 Have ever wondered what the proper name for your fear is? If you have a fear of clowns (you're not alone), you have couldraphobia. If you're afraid of birds, you have ornithophobia. From fear of cats to fear of dolls, this book has them all. This book will tell you what phobias are and how to deal with them. It includes a wide vairty of phobias. Not only that, but it also features famous people who were and are known to have the phobias, making the reader feel not alone.

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Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias is a phenomenal book for readers of all ages and all skill levels. This isn't a book with a plot, characters, etc.; it is a non-fiction book that is great for relaxation and learning about very "cool" facts, obviously about different phobias. In this book you will find many phobias, from the most understandable fears, like the fear of snakes (Ophidiophobia), to the most bizarre, such as the fear of buttons (Koumpounophobia).

In the phobias listed in this book you will find:

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