Surviving Survival: The Art And Science Of Resilience by Laurence GonzalesSurviving Survival: The Art And Science Of Resilience by Laurence Gonzales

Surviving Survival: The Art And Science Of Resilience

byLaurence Gonzales

Paperback | October 15, 2013

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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.”
Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival, Flight 232 and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a scholar at the Sante Fe Institute. He divides his time between Evanston, Illinois, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Title:Surviving Survival: The Art And Science Of ResilienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.21 × 5.48 × 0.63 inPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393346633

ISBN - 13:9780393346633


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read This book was actually required for a class in my Master of Counselling program, but it;s good for anyone to read! Gain new perspectives on traumatic experiences
Date published: 2017-10-28

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