Originally published as zines, this 2 part listing of the author's fears is now a beautifully put together little hardcover. You may have heard an excerpt read on This American Life, but reading the book (the text in the author's handwriting)is more of a meditation on fear.
Some of his fears are vague ('San Francisco fears'), some are extremely specific ('fear of tall giraffe'), some are meta-fears about how he may not come up with another fear or how he may inspire fear in others (there are pages of how it upsets him when people don't want to sit next to him on the bus), but most of his fears are universal ones that we all have. I, too, fear that my television might explode if I turn it on. Sometimes you just get that fear.