Face funny pictures of your fears

Phobophobia: A Visual Compendium of Things that Scare Us

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There’s nothing like the written word and flashy graphics to legitimize your irrational fears. Whether it’s celebrating the terror caused by peanut butter (arachibutyrophobia), being watched by a duck (anatidaephobia) or, more timely, the Pope (papaphobia), Phobophobia ($15) is a clever visualization of the broad spectrum of human dread. Typography and images are the perfect pairing to instigate a rousing coffee table game of “Name that Phobia”. Just about the only fear this book doesn’t cover is that of Nicki Minaj (Minajaphobia); that’s only because doctors have yet to discover a cure. Now that’s a real Monster.