Agoraphobic heros?

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Maenad
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   Posted 7/10/2008 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Lydia,
I have deleted your post as you are requesting the members to provide you with input to write a book.  You are asking for research from members to help you with your private project when I believe you would find the answers you seek on an internet search. I hope you understand the reason I deleted your post.
 
5. No posts regarding research studies, surveys or clinical trials without obtaining prior approval from the forum administrator before posting to the forums.  
Thank you
Kitt
 
 

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/10/2008 7:36:32 AM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 7/10/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Lydia,

Please see my edit info in your post for the answer to your question.  I would have emailed you yesterday but you do not have an email addy posted. 

Good luck with your project.

Kitt


 

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Maenad
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   Posted 7/10/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually, I don't think your assessment of my request is accurate.
 
I will write the book, which is fiction, based on my own experiences as a lifelong agoraphobic (my first panic attack was 25+ years ago, and I spent about 2 years entirely confined to my home--thankfully long ago)--plus my imagination, of course.
 
I am asking for recommendations of books or movies that feature agoraphobic characters because, as I plan my plot, I realize that I've never read any fiction with an agoraphobic character. As for movies, I can think of only two agoraphobic characters, neither of whom was very convincing (judging by my own experience). 
 
I wonder if this apparent lack of agoraphobic characters in literature is because they are rare, or if it's because I just don't know about them. If the books exist, I'm thinking that we who struggle with this disease are likely to have heard of them--so I'm asking.
 
Writer or not, as a lifelong agoraphobia/ panic/ anxiety sufferer, I am very interested in reading any books that present agoraphobic characters. I think others here might be, too.
 
Please notice that I am not asking people to answer questions about their conditions or to tell me their stories. I am asking if anyone here has encountered works of fiction with agoraphobic characters.
 
I would be just as annoyed as anyone else in this forum by some clueless investigator who swooped in to sponge up our misery and carry it off as fodder for some study or book. I come here for support, too. In fact, I'm asking for some now.
 
Thanks for considering my request.
 
 

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peacesoul
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   Posted 7/10/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
There is a movie called "The fear inside" with Christine Lahti. Was about a woman who could not leave her home (agoraphobic) and some guy was robbing her house.
I saw it a long time ago, but it's a great movie

The story of my life should be a movie, but there is no one good enough in Hollywood to play me ;-)

Hope this helps
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 7/10/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Dean Koontz had an agoraphobic character. Good book. Horror, of course. Can't remember the name. Agoraphobia is perfect for horror. I simply don't understand why EVERYONE isn't agoraphobic. There are so many things to fear. EEEEEEEEE!
Maenad, I'll bet you write a great long book with huge words.
Pamela Neckpain

I think I'll write a fictional account of a woman who has a pain in the neck ... or _S_ : )

Maenad
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   Posted 7/10/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
These are great, thanks! I will have to add them to my pile of books waiting to be read. (I read a lot, but I seem to acquire books even faster.)
 
More, more, more!
 
And Mlle. Neckpain: "great long book with huge words" -- you got that right! My books are actually on the short side, but as you noticed I'm quite verbose. I spend at least as much time throwing out the extra words as I do writing the fresh, new ones.  tongue
 
 
Often she hid at the sight of wild beasts,
forgetting what she was; and, though
herself a bear, shuddered at sight of other bears.
   -- Ovid, Metamorphoses


stkitt
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   Posted 7/10/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there,

I sent you a private email with a list of agraphobics as well as fiction titles.

In case you did not receive it I will post it here:

 
Fictional
Famous Agoraphobics
 
Kim Basinger
Sigmund Freud
George Mackay Brown: The British poet
Billy Bob Thornton
Barbra Streisand
Woody Allen
Donny Osmond
Philip K. Dick, American science fiction writer
Good Luck with your project and thank you for understanding,



 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 7/10/2008 9:30:14 PM (GMT-6)


peacesoul
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   Posted 7/11/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll add to Kitt's list

The cook Paula Dean (she was housebound for like 17 yrs). Look at her now! What an inspiration

Also Horeshack from Welcome back Kotter: Ron Palillo
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