In This Chapter
Monica’s parents describe her as a happy, sensitive, and eager-to-please child. Sure, in fifth grade, she went through a brief period of what she calls “nervous stuttering” and nail biting, but these subsided as she adjusted to a new school and her parents’ separation. High school was fine, even though Monica always felt anxious at parties and was terrified in her speech class. However, she had many good friends. And although she suffered for hours before a speech, she always ...