Scott Stossel

Johanna Lawshea

Scott Stossel is the editor of the Atlantic and the author of Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. His articles and essays have appeared in the Atlantic, the New Yorker, the New Republic, the New York Times, and many other publications. His most recent book My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind (Vintage) has been named a Washington Post Notable Book and a Seattle Times Best Book of the Year. Drawing on his own longstanding battle with anxiety, Stossel presents a moving and revelatory account of a condition that affects some 40 million Americans. Revealing anxiety’s myriad manifestations and the anguish it causes, he also surveys the countless psychotherapies, medications, and often outlandish treatments that have been developed to relieve it.