Book Summary (Web Site) Overcoming Depression and Anxiety for the average Joe is about how author Jeff Fredericks did just that. He draws from his personal experiences and insights to identify traits, behaviors, and illusions created in childhood and how they can effect the present. He also then shares the navigation skills he developed to deal with them. He writes a story that starts with his humble beginnings to the dark time in his life, then to the now. Jeff hopes to help others by sharing his story with them. The book opens with the evening of his breakdown. He then flashes back to the past to explain things leading up to that point. From there he takes us through the work he did in therapy and the discoveries he makes along the way to his full recovery.