The Little Book Of Anxiety is for anyone who has experienced anxiety - which is pretty much everyone. It is a funny book about a serious subject: the ways in which anxiety can impact on your life and the lives of those around you. With humour, insight and searing honesty, Kerri Sackville
opens up about the trials and sheer absurdities of living a worried a life. From crazed nailbiting, to being hysterical in a jammed lift, to fearing her husband is dead when he's late home from work, Kerri has done it all. If you know the agonies of sleepless nights, regularly jump to Worst-Case Scenario, or drive your loved ones mad with your irrational fears, then this book may very well save your sanity.
After the birth of her first child in 1999, Kerri completed a BA in English and Linguistics, and returned to her first love, writing. She has worked as a copywriter and freelance writer for nine years, and in that time has written extensively for mainstream media and parenting magazines, including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, The Telegraph, Sunday Life magazine, the Child group of magazines, Littlies magazine (New Zealand) and Notebook magazine. Kerri also has a long-standing, humorous column in the Australian Jewish News, 'Life And Other Crises', in which she details the endless dramas of her domestic life. Kerri's stories are usually funny, occasionally deeply moving, and always highly personal, and cover everything from weight loss to friendship, sex, parenthood and grief. In May 2009 Kerri joined Twitter, and quickly built up a following of over 2000. She began blogging shortly afterwards at lifeandothercrises.blogspot.com, and in 2010 was shortlisted for Australasian Blogger of the Year. Kerri is also a regular contributor and popular figure on the enormously successful website Mamamia.com. As a blogger, Kerri has been interviewed several times on ABC radio, and has been profiled in the Sunday Magazine and Sunday Life magazine. She has been featured as a panellist at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival 2010 and the Sydney Bloggers Festival 2010, and was recently named as one of Kidspot.com's Top 10 Bloggers. Kerri is married to Tony, a workaholic architect. They live in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney with their three children - a son aged 11, and two daughters aged nine and three - and their recalcitrant bunny rabbit.