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.
About the Author
Taylor Clark is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a Pacific Northwest native, he has written for GQ, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other publications.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (March 6, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316042897
- ISBN-13: 978-0316042895
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!