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3.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Ackerman Narrator: Lisa Rafel Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 8/28/2012

    " Astonishing, lyrical language, even tho the subject matter is difficult (working as a phone crisis counselor). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 4/6/2012

    " A little slower pace than most books, But once yo slow down your own pace to match the book, there are a lot of good insight. nature lovers will enjoy the author's observations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cats Moulder's | 2/4/2012

    " Great, great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karyn Schwitters | 2/19/2011

    " This is a book about people at the emotional/psychological brink, written by one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yosafbridg | 1/20/2011

    " A beautiful book. Diane Ackerman writes so well on almost any subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 12/9/2010

    " Thought grandma was just a little too perfect but otherwise a good yet predictable book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Francesca | 11/27/2010

    " could not bring myself to move past all the nature comparisons and finish the book. yes, animals get stressed too. no, that does not help me to be a better crisis worker. thanks diane ackerman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 10/1/2010

    " Thought grandma was just a little too perfect but otherwise a good yet predictable book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette | 2/14/2009

    " gave me a better perspective on depression "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/1/2009

    " Astonishing, lyrical language, even tho the subject matter is difficult (working as a phone crisis counselor). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yosafbridg | 5/25/2008

    " A beautiful book. Diane Ackerman writes so well on almost any subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karyn | 3/28/2008

    " This is a book about people at the emotional/psychological brink, written by one of my favorite authors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Francesca | 12/16/2007

    " could not bring myself to move past all the nature comparisons and finish the book. yes, animals get stressed too. no, that does not help me to be a better crisis worker. thanks diane ackerman. "

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About the Author
Author Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman is the author of many highly acclaimed works of nonfiction and poetry, including A Natural History of the Senses, a book beloved by millions of readers all over the world, and The Zookeeper’s Wife, which received the Orion Book Award. She has taught at Columbia and Cornell and has been published in the New York Times, Smithsonian, Parade, the New Yorker, and National Geographic.