Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sacred Stiff!

Everyone's afraid of something! There are the usual suspects like fear of heights (Acrophobia), clowns (Coulrophobia), thunderstorms (Astraphobia), the dark (Nyctophobia), or insects (Entomophobia). There are some truly unusual fears, like fear of buttons (Koumpounophobia) or of left-handed people (Sinistrophobia). There are even fears that only cropped up recently, like Nomophobia (fear of going anywhere without your cell phone).

Curious? Check out Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias. Inside this insightful and interesting volume you'll find a list of common and not-so-common phobias, an explanation of each (and the history behind them), and famous phobic moments in history (and the famous people behind them). There's even a special section on how to treat the various phobias. 

Whether you're looking for information about your own phobia or are just curious, you'll definitely want to check this one out! Unless, of course, you're a Bibliophobe! --AJB

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