The author agreed to publish this book after pressure from friends and relatives. They were adamant that it would help a number of readers to think about agoraphobia from a different perspective. ... More > He rejects the word cure in favour of free and describes how he finally found a way to freedom by becoming a recluse. Paradoxically this led to an understanding of the nature of anxiety and eventually to re-joining the world as a free man.
The author impresses upon the reader that the book should not be seen as a professional work, and offers no treatment therapies. It is simply a random collection of memories, anecdotes and personal experiences, and should be read on that basis.< Less