Friday, March 25, 2011

Nerve Review...

Thanks to Hatchette Book Group, we recently had the chance to review NERVE by Taylor Clark.
Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool
Taylor Clark

Product Details
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 6, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316042897

Product Description
"Nerves make us bomb job interviews, first dates, and SATs. With a presentation looming at work, fear robs us of sleep for days. It paralyzes seasoned concert musicians and freezes rookie cops in tight situations. And yet not everyone cracks. Soldiers keep their heads in combat; firemen rush into burning buildings; unflappable trauma doctors juggle patient after patient. It's not that these people feel no fear; often, in fact, they're riddled with it. In Nerve, Taylor Clark draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. Using a wide range of case studies, Clark overturns the popular myths about anxiety and fear to explain why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter-and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence."

What we thought: I love the humorous way Taylor Clark writes about such a serious topic. He really knows how to entertain and educate his audience at the same time. This book was an easy and fun read and I actually learned a few things about fear along the way. ABCD Diaries gives Nerve an A+!

Buy It: Find this book at your favorite bookseller!

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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