On Panic

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I have often said that a panic attack is the inverse of an orgasm. This usually gets a good laugh, because it incorporates the element of surprise — when I start the sentence, nobody sees orgasm coming (you’re welcome). But it also produces a laugh of recognition in anyone who knows that it’s true. And as our society slowly gets moving again, more people are becoming familiar…

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Author, REAL ARTISTS HAVE DAY JOBS (and other books). Writer of scripts. Host of WELL, THIS ISN’T NORMAL podcast. Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa

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Sara Benincasa

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Author, REAL ARTISTS HAVE DAY JOBS (and other books). Writer of scripts. Host of WELL, THIS ISN’T NORMAL podcast. Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa

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