Ep. 17: Amanda Stern on Little Panic, Lifelong Anxiety, Etan Patz, and the Horror of Separating Children From Their Parents

This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with writer Amanda Stern. We discuss her incredible new book LITTLE PANIC: DISPATCHES FROM AN ANXIOUS LIFE, how she deals with her lifelong anxiety, her connection to Etan Patz, and the absolute horror of separating children from their parents.

Amanda Stern was born in New York City and raised in Greenwich Village. She’s the author of The Long Haul and eleven books for children written under the pseudonyms Fiona Rosenbloom and AJ Stern.

In 2003, she founded the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, a long-running and beloved event that became an essential part of the New York City literary landscape.

She lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Busy.

She is the author of the brand new book Little Panic: Dispatches From an Anxious Life, which is now available wherever books are sold. To grab the audiobook for free (and a 30-day free trial of the Audible service), head over to www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/audible!

You can find her at www.amandastern.com and follow her on Twitter @amandastern and Instagram @alittlestern and @littlepanicbook. You can also find her on Facebook right here. You can follow Busy on Instagram @busyinbk. If you want to send Amanda your worries, you can do so at littlepanic@amandastern.com

Here is a link to Amanda’s Facebook post that we discuss in the episode.

You can find her Anxiety Resources here and her brother’s creation The Breathing App right here.

Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/17

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One comment on “Ep. 17: Amanda Stern on Little Panic, Lifelong Anxiety, Etan Patz, and the Horror of Separating Children From Their Parents

  1. Brigette Fahey says:

    I can’t wait to buy her new book.
    I have suffered from chronic anxiety and depression my whole life and my 14 year old daughter suffers so badly I have issues getting her to go to school. This has caused many issues, one of which is possible jail time for my child because of the Becca bill (from missing school), many different medications that aren’t helping, years of therapy that aren’t helping, years of meetings with school officials, numerous court hearings, threats from her father and feeling like I’m loosing my mind trying to protect my child.
    I listened to this podcast and it is so true that EVERYTHING feels like a death threat.
    How on earth do I help my suffering teenager? How do I help her when I’m having the same emotional pain? Aaaahhhhhh!
    Brigette Fahey
    P.s. Any other parents going through the same?

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