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Author: Diane Conway Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781481544870
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For this book, author Diane Conway approached a police officer, a waitress, a politician, a lawyer, a cab driver, and many others, and asked them each the same question: "What would you do if you had no fear?" The results, chronicled in this book, were both surprising and enlightening—her respondents told her their secrets, their long-hidden dreams, and their fears. Their dreams included quitting mind-numbing jobs, applying to medical school, buying tickets to South America, finding true love, quitting drinking, or having an affair. The distance between dreaming and doing, according to Conway, is surprisingly short. In What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? her fresh voice and "Studs Terkel in drag persona" challenge readers to stop, open their hearts, and truly live. Included are self-tests, quizzes, growth exercises, and inspiring quotes for realizing one's fear-free potential.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “These are stories of women and men who have moved beyond their fears in order to change, to soar, even to fail, whose adventures and humanity can’t help but inspire the rest of us.”

    Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies

  • “What a perfect question! It encourages my heart and jumpstarts my imagination. With such a fabulous book, I enjoin you: Read it and reap!”

    B. J. Gallagher, author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women

  • “This question, and this book, will cause you to shift your focus from risk to reward, and remind you to take serious action with your dreams on a daily basis.”

    SARK, author/artist of Make Your Creative Dreams REAL

  • “Unforgettable stories do most of the work in this get-off-the-couch-and-live motivational audio. These stories are alternatively inspiring, uplifting, and heartbreaking, and all ring true in a way that most listeners will be able to learn from. We must accept fear as normal, the author says, whenever we venture into new territory or try to shake off old habits. Whether what we want to do is big or small, for ourselves or the world, her stories and strategies will allow us to shift into a can-do state of mind that sees no obstacles. Pam Ward’s reading sounds professional and genuinely connected to all parts of the message.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jewelzybug | 1/20/2013

    " Inspirational stories and quotes. Really makes you think about what you would do and what is holding you back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marca | 2/3/2012

    " Interesting stories of people who made life changes, often when life forced a change upon them. The title needs to add "...Had No Fear and Lots of Money." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edmund | 8/2/2011

    " I've read this book many times when feeling a little low and looking for inspiration. I recommend it to all. A few of the tales are a little on the whimsical side but the message is loud and clear, keep at those dreams! Because one day, they just might come true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/22/2011

    " This book is a nice, easy little read. I found myself jotting down things in my journal...little reminders of the forgotten ideas & dreams that I want to fulfill! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/2/2010

    " This book poses some interesting questions (re wishes, fears and childhood pleasures), but I ultimately found it trite. "

About the Author

Diane Conway is a popular inspirational speaker, workshop leader, and comedian who lives her dreams while quaking in her boots. She’s appeared on British and American television, in comedy clubs, and in plays like Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.

About the Narrator

Pam Ward, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus.