Separation Anxiety: A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story by Miji Campbell

Separation Anxiety: A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story

byMiji Campbell

Kobo ebook | January 24, 2015

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The woman in this book is not famous. The events of her life are not tragic. The setting is not exotic. This is an ordinary story. Which makes it an extraordinary memoir. Miji Campbell grew up in a close-knit family in the 1960s and ’70s. The youngest of three girls, she was raised under her parents’ watchful eye, in a middle-class Calgary suburb called Kingsland. Her life proceeds in an orderly fashion: coming-of-age, university, first job, first apartment – and then suddenly, inexplicably, it begins to unravel. Night after night, Miji wrestles with insomnia and increasing anxiousness. Despite her independent spirit, she yearns for her mother’s presence and feels overcome by homesickness. These anxious feelings will haunt her through career, marriage, and the birth of her children. It’s not until middle age that Miji learns she has an anxiety disorder and finds ways to quiet her mind and body. Through acts of courage and grace, she learns to stand – tentatively, hopefully – on her own. Beautifully written, insightful and funny, Separation Anxiety chronicles the pivotal moments in a woman’s life where she lets go of her childhood beliefs about happily ever after, and discovers her true self.

Title:Separation Anxiety: A Coming-of-Middle-Age StoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 24, 2015Publisher:Miji CampbellLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0993803210

ISBN - 13:9780993803215


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Search for safety Miji Campbell describes in rich, funny and fond detail, the safety and security of life in a 1960s Calgary suburb, and her own struggle to find or create that same safety in her adult life. It is a very personal book, told openly and honestly. Many will recognize their own childhood and many will relate to the fear and frustrations of seeking the ideal life.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Treat yourself to a great read! Take some time for yourself and read this book. It is a book all “middle agers” will understand and appreciate. Miji Campbell writes with clarity and a unique sense of humor. An exceptional read; I am still thinking about it long after the last word was read.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to put down! A thoughtful and in-depth account of growing up in the 60's and 70's in Western Canada. The author was funny and frank about her family relationships and about her struggles with anxiety and with finding inner peace. A great read with humorous, clever language - a baby boomer's must buy!
Date published: 2015-04-19