MonsterMind: Dealing With Anxiety & Self-Doubt
by Alfonso Casas
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Pub Date 21 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2021
Diamond Book Distributors, Ablaze
Alfonso Casas's MonsterMind is a very personal account of the inner monsters that live inside his head. But, who doesn't have a monster inside them? Who has never heard that voice inside their head undermining everything they do? You're not good enough . . . You just got really lucky . . . There are people far better and more qualified than you . . . In a very honest exercise, Alfonso Casas identifies and introduces his own monsters to his readers: Mr. Past Traumas, Mr. Fear, Mr. Social Anxiety, Mr. Impostor Syndrome, Mr. Sadness, Mr. Doubt... The pessimistic, the insecure, the self-demanding, the monster that keeps you from sleeping while you think of what you could have said back in that conversation two years ago, or that keeps you looking over the punctuation of every text message to figure out the tone lurking beneath the surface. All those monsters make up the bestiary of contemporary society. But the anxiety generation is expert in more things: in looking inside themselves and their lives, and--why not?--in laughing at their own neuroses as best they can. In the end, if the monsters won't leave us, we might as well get to know them and laugh at them! Anxiety is another pandemic, but the monsters dwelling inside us are funny, too (especially as drawn by Alfonso Casas).
A Note From the Publisher
Alfonso Casas is one of the most important graphic authors and illustrators in Spain. His illustrated biography of Freddy Mercury was a publishing success, published in 13 countries, with +40,000 copies sold only in Spanish. The book tackles tough themes in an open, honest, and at times, very funny, way.
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