Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience

Author:   Laurence Gonzales (Sante Fe Institute)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
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9780393346633


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   12 November 2013
Format:   Paperback
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The shark attacked while she was snorkeling, tearing through Micki Glenn's breast and shredding her right arm. Her husband, a surgeon, saved her life on the spot, but when she was safely home she couldn't just go on with her life. She had entered an even more profound survival journey: the aftermath. The survival experience changes everything because it invalidates all your previous adaptations, and the old rules don't apply. In some cases survivors suffer more in the aftermath than they did during the actual crisis. In all cases, they have to work hard to reinvent themselves. Drawing on gripping cases across a wide range of life-threatening experiences, Laurence Gonzales fashions a compelling argument about fear, courage, and the adaptability of the human spirit. Micki Glenn was later moved to say: I don't regret that this happened to me. [It] has been . . . probably the single most positive experience I've ever had.

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Author:   Laurence Gonzales (Sante Fe Institute)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.250kg
ISBN:  

9780393346633


ISBN 10:   0393346633
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   12 November 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Illness. Divorce. Job Loss. The Death of a loved one. You don't get this far in life without experiencing some adversity. But while you can't avoid painful events, you can learn to control your response to them. Here, [Gonzales] revals how recovery can be a transforming experience that not only moves us forward but also enriches our lives in ways we never could have imagined.


Gonzales reveals how recovery can be a transforming experience that not only moves us forward but also enriches our lives in ways we never could have imagined. -- More Magazine Excellent...An education for those wishing to be of use in a stressful, often frightening world. -- Kirkus Reviews Timely, realistic, and accessible self-help book on the potential of growth from suffering. Recommended. -- Library Journal


Excellent ... an education for those wishing to be of use in a stressful, often frightening world. -- Kirkus Reviews


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Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a fellow of the Santa Fe Institute. His essays are collected in the book House of Pain. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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