April 23, 2011

Giveaway: NERVE by Taylor Clark


BOOK 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.

"This is an improbably charming and witty book about a disturbing and flummoxing subject. More than that, though, Taylor Clark has made me less afraid of being afraid."-Tom Bissell, author of Extra Lives

"[A] smart and entertaining account...Nerve is intelligent, very well-written and generally persuasive." (John Strawn, The Oregonian )

"Hilarious, approachable and certainly enlightening... Clark manages to make Nerve pack a seriously entertaining punch... it's clever, relevant and amusing." (Katelyn Schmidt, Tampa Tribune)

"Intelligent and sharp-witted...the best book on fear I've ever read." (Therese Borchard, PyschCentral )

Thanks to the lovely Anna Balasi at Hachette Book Group and Little, Brown and Company I have a copy of Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool to give away to a lucky reader.

To enter, simply leave me a comment with your name and email address (or at least indicate that your email address may be found in your profile).  NO EMAIL ADDRESS = NO ENTRY!

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No P.O. boxes. No Military APOs. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada only. My apologies to my overseas friends.

Contest to end on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:59 P.M. PST and the lucky winner drawn by randomizer.org on Sunday, May 8, 2011.

Good luck!




20 comments:

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Abhishek Duggal said...

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Nancye said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

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