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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (188 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Taylor Clark Narrator: Rich Orlow Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Popular author Taylor Clark draws on cutting-edge research in this enlightening exploration of stress—and how to tackle it constructively. Using such divergent examples as Russian sub commanders and game show contestants, Clark shows that most people experience stress the same way. Those who understand how to accept it without freezing can accomplish what needs to get done.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Librarian Kate | 2/16/2014

    " A little uneven in places, but overall a fascinating look into how our conscious minds can be hijacked by mental processes we aren't even aware of. Survival, and what our brains decide is a threat, and the physical reactions that are triggered by that threat, are more urgent priorities than what our conscious mind is thinking - and so we don't really understand what's going on when we panic. New advances in brain scanning technology and physiology are starting to help explain what goes on when an OMFG-I'm-gonna-die threat (real or perceived) is detected, and how you can try to get control back when your automatic threat-response system is jumping on the panic button. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diane | 1/29/2014

    " A longish New Yorker article book - lots of fun anecdotes. A good one if you want to think about fear, anxiety, stress & how to deal with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary (BookHounds) | 1/26/2014

    " I am drawn to books like this, something that provides a wealth of knowledge written in a fun and snarky way. Nerve didn't disappoint in the snarky department. There is a wide range of studies about how your nerves work, why some people get panic attacks while others attack the issues with grace and never break a sweat. I am one of those that can't speak in public to save my life, but my son thrives on it. The book explains that we are all wired differently to react to situations that occur daily. There are also a series of steps that help those with anxiety riddled lives to help control the problem. If you enjoy Mary Roach, you will love this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Die Upussy | 1/20/2014

    " Written with real-life, wweekly magazine experience. A survivor of forced dry, dildonic incursion, the author has a good handle on managing fear. Still not beyond middle-age, Taylor Clark will have years to deal with the stress of inexorable reciprocation. In a way, that can augment growth as a writer, certainly his posterior tract will be broadened, whether by inflamed duress or gentle impalement. Get the other book he did about coffee, too "

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