Fears of Your Life (Paperback)
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"I write down my fears, my scariness and my frightfulness. This is an understanding process. It helps me real good."--Michael Bernard Loggins
Everybody has fears in common, and in this unique handwritten book, the author (an adult with developmental disabilities) battles his fears by listing more than 138 of them. This new edition of the cult classic made famous by NPR's This American Life includes 60 new pages of illustrated portraits from the previously unpublished "How Fearful Can You Be?"
Michael Bernard Loggins lives in San Francisco, California, and worked for many years with Creativity Explored, an art studio for adults with developmental disabilities.
About the Author
Michael Bernard Loggins is the author of Fears of Your Life, a handwritten illustrated book in which Loggins chronicles more than 180 of his fears both great and small, and Imaginationally, an illustrated dictionary of words he created to describe his daily experiences and thoughts. Fears of Your Life has been featured often on NPR's This American Life, excerpted in Harper's, and adapted for the stage and performed at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Loggins worked for many years with Creativity Explored, an art studio for adults with developmental disabilities. He lives in San Francisco.
"When was the last time you identified every single one of your fears and showed them to the world?" Miranda July, O magazine
"Loggins is hard to resist..." San Francisco Chronicle
"...the book’s ongoing phobic inventory summons up images and moments that encourage us to exorcise our dread with laughter." LA Weekly