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Some Nerve

Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave

By Patty Chang. Anker

One woman’s quest to conquer her fears and embrace life—and to inspire others to do the same

Patty Chang Anker grew up eager to please and afraid to fail. But after thirty-nine years, she decided it was time to stop being a chicken. Motivated initially to become a better role model for her two young daughters, she vowed to face the fears that had taken root like weeds, choking the fun and spontaneity out of life. She learned to dive into a swimming pool, ride a bike, do a handstand, and surf. As she shared her experiences, she discovered that most people suffer from their own secret terrors—of driving, flying, heights, public speaking, and more. It became her mission to help others do what they thought they couldn’t, and to feel for themselves the powerful sense of being alive that is the true reward of becoming brave.

Inspired and inspiring, Some Nerve draws on Anker’s interviews with teachers, therapists, coaches, and clergy to impart both practical advice and profound wisdom. Through her own journey and the stories of dozens of others who have triumphed over common fears, she conveys with humor and infectious exhilaration the most vital lesson of all: Fear isn’t an end point, but the point of entry to a life of incomparable joy.

FEARS INCLUDE: Aging, Becoming Boring, Biking, Breaking bones, Bullies, Chaos, Clutter, Cold, Control (loss of), Crime, Death, Driving, Exercise, Failure, Flying, Heights, Letting go, Looking dumb, Math, Nature (esp. sharks), P.E., Pleasure, Public Speaking, Public toilets, Rejection, Roller coasters, Success, Surfing, Tubing, Unemployment, Unknown, Water, Writing. And Wedgies.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781594486050


Format: Book
Author: Anker, Patty Chang.
Summary: Through her own journey and the stories of dozens of others who have triumphed over common fears, Anker conveys with humor and infectious exhilaration the most vital lesson of all: Fear isn't an end point, but the point of entry to a life of incomparable joy.
Title: Some nerve : lessons learned while becoming brave / Patty Chang Anker.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2013.
Subject: Anker, Patty Chang. Fear Change (Psychology) Self-realization
Isbn: 9781594486050 (hbk.) 1594486050 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
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Call Number: 152.46 Ank
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Bib Id: 455982

Format: Book
Author: Anker, Patty Chang.
Summary: Through her own journey and the stories of dozens of others who have triumphed over common fears, Anker conveys with humor and infectious exhilaration the most vital lesson of all: Fear isn't an end point, but the point of entry to a life of incomparable joy.
Title: Some nerve : lessons learned while becoming brave / Patty Chang Anker.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2013.
Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Anker, Patty Chang.
Subjects: Fear
Subjects: Change (Psychology)
Subjects: Self-realization
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Fear itself -- The unexpected: boogie boarding -- Letting go: clutter -- In too deep: water -- Being heard: public speaking -- Growing up: biking -- Control: driving -- Stoke and pleasure: surfing -- The unknown: death -- Falling: heights -- Becoming brave.
LCCN: 2013015484
ISBN: 9781594486050 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1594486050 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 152.46 Ank