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The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

Thirty Truths about Fear and Courage

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Apr 10, 2012

Page Count

224 Pages

ISBN-13

9780738215792

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What are we afraid of and what can we do about it?Fear–of change, of intimacy, of loss, of the unknown–has become a corrosive influence in modern life, eroding our ability to think clearly. Exploited for power by politicians and for money by the media, it has become embedded in the way we think about our lives. Overcoming our fear, says Gordon Livingston, constitutes the most difficult struggle we face.

Dr. Livingston, a psychiatrist, has increasingly found himself prescribing virtues like courage to his patients instead of tranquilizers or antidepressants. Now he tells us all what we need to do to develop personal virtues in the face of societal fear-and our own individual fears. And he does this with the crystalline prose and leavening wit that have made him an internationally bestselling author.

As the celebrated novelist Mark Helprin has said of Dr. Livingston: “To read him is to trust him and to learn, for his life has been touched by fire, and his motives are absolutely pure.”





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"Thoughtful and thought-provoking...The book will stir your emotions and cause you to think about the things you can do but do not do."
Bowling Green Daily News
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