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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Ackerman Narrator: Lisa Rafel Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What is it about humans that causes us to defy genetic programming and so often live in hope, despite all that's terrible about existence? In this audio program, Diane Ackerman shares what she has learned about human survival from working at a crisis hotline. Full of insight, drama, and self-revelation, her wisdom draws from all human knowledge - from the natural and social sciences to the insights of great artists - to show how humans, like animals, cope with stress, and to illumine the tenuous but gorgeous thread by which we all cling. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynette Hall | 11/24/2013

    " gave me a better perspective on depression "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David | 8/21/2013

    " Interesting concept but after a while it didn't seem to be going anywhere. I didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bob | 3/1/2013

    " Ackerman is a beautiful writer and provides deep insight into depression in this riveting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by NC | 2/28/2013

    " I loved this book. What a challenge working a crisis hotline! I love getting an inside look at a job I've never experienced. Diane Ackerman's writing is so clear and wonderful. She really has a gift with language, "

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