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We are a nation battered every day by stories about horrific calamities, tragic events, frightening statistics. Inevitably our thoughts turn personal and we wonder if we have what it takes to get through the worst thrown our way. While there are plenty of books about coping with adversity, it isn't until now, with WHO SURVIVES, that we discover the human factors that determine survival. It's a combination instruction audiobook and security blanket that blends compelling true stories with cutting-edge science to deliver some of the most important lessons we'll ever need to learn.
The book will:
--list the most important traits necessary for survival (Fear is #1.)
--identify the 5 types of survivors
--debunk myths (like only the strong survive), explore the frontiers of survival science (How much strain and punishment can a human body endure?), and introduce readers to counterintuitive thinking (Ever heard of posttraumatic growth?)
--provide a Survivors Tool Kit, including an online test that measures one's Survivor's Quotient
Each one of us eventually joins the club of millions who face life's inescapable tribulations and tragedies. WHO SURVIVES is the companion we need to prepare us for and guide us through the worst.
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Ben Sherwood is a bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the president of ABC News. His novel The Man Who Ate the 747 has been published in 13 languages, and his other novel, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, was made into a feature film starring Zac Efron. A former broadcast producer for NBC Nightly News, he joined Good Morning America in April 2004 as executive producer and stayed in that position until Fall 06. He lives with his wife and sons in New York City.From AudioFile:
Author and narrator Sherwood analyzes the notion of survival in this fascinating manual, which promises to help listeners overcome fears by debunking the Darwinian idea that only the strong survive various catastrophes and emergencies such as a plane crash or attack by a mountain lion. It's more a matter of how a person looks at the world, he says. There are a plethora of groundbreaking ideas and techniques at work here. Sherwood's approach is highly linear, and his narration follows suit. Ultimately, the various techniques the author advises are well presented in his sturdy, no-nonsense yet personable narration. L.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Grand Central Publishing, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1600248314
Book Description Grand Central Publishing, 2010. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111600248314