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Nerve : adventures in the science of fear / Eva Holland.

Holland, Eva, 1982- (author.).

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Homer Public Library 152.46 HOL 000146120 New Books Place on copy / volume Checked out 09/18/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781615196005
  • ISBN: 1615196005
  • Physical Description: xvii, 237 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Experiment, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Canada by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Canada ... in 2020."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references ([226]-234).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- A personal history of fear -- This is your brain on fear -- A fear fulfilled -- Free fall -- On the wall -- Wrecked -- The fear cure -- Fearless -- Why fear matters -- Epilogue: A d├ętente with fear.
Summary, etc.:
"Since childhood, [Eva Holland] has been gripped by two debilitating phobias: fear of losing her mother, and fear of heights. The worst has already happened: Eva's mother died suddently and unexpectedly in 2014. But now -- after an arduous, embarrassing, and tearful finale to her ice-climbing expedtion -- Eva decides, enough. Fear may define her past, but she won't let it dictate her future. Thus begins Holland's quest to renegotiate her inhibiting relationship with fear. In stirring, raw prose, she reveals what it's like to live in the clutches of paralyzing dread. And with remarkable courage, she tests the limits of what one can do to live less fearfully -- from engaging in daring adventure to cutting-edge research ... Holland's odyssey sheds light on universal questions: How do we feel fear, and why? Is fear necessary? Is it rooted in the body or the mind? And it brings her ever closer to knowing: Is there a better way to feel afraid? Finding the nerve to face down her fears, Holland not only shows us how to grapple with our own, but invites us to embrace them as a way to live happier and feel more alive."-- Provided by publisher.
Since childhood, Holland has been gripped by two debilitating phobias: fear of losing her mother, and fear of heights. After her mother died unexpectedly in 2015, she decided: Fear may define her past, but she won't let it dictate her future. Here Holland describes her quest to renegotiate her inhibiting relationship with fear. As she tested the limits of what one can do to live less fearfully, she not only shows us how to grapple with our own, but invites us to embrace them as a way to live happier and feel more alive. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Holland, Eva, 1982-
Fear.
Anxiety.
Worry.
Phobias > Treatment.
Fear.