Samantha Schutz shares her thoughts, phobias, and day to day struggles in this poetic memoir of her painful realization that she has anxiety disorder. She has been given everything she needs to become successful in life from her parents, but, something they cannot give her is peace of mind when she begins having panic attacks at the age of 17. She lets the reader into her most secret and personal thoughts and feelings while she tries to cope with the internal conflict between her mind and body. With more and more pressure being placed on teens today regarding grades, schools, and acceptance, I Don't Want to be Crazy is a must read for all high school and college students. Like it has been ripped out of her personal journal, I Don't Want to be Crazy will keep readers interested through the daily account of Samantha's life while she tries to come to terms with a hidden disease. This memoir deals with a teen's life from high school through college graduation and beyond. Many YA's think they are the only ones living with anxiety disorder, when actually an estimated 13% of the U.S. adult population suffers for this disease. While living through this with my husband shortly after he graduated from college, Schut'z memoirs are very similar to what we were fighting several years ago. This book can certainly help anyone going through this.