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Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear

Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear

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A TIME top 100 must read book of 2020--a spellbinding dive into paralyzing fear that Rolling Stone says "could not be timelier" with a new afterword to this paperback edition

Since childhood, Eva Holland has been gripped by two debilitating phobias: fear of losing her mother and fear of heights. When the worst comes to pass with her mother's sudden death in 2015, followed by an ice-climbing expedition that ends with Holland panicky and in tears, a new resolve kicks in: Fear may define her past, but it won't decide her future.

Through poignant storytelling, eye-opening science journalism, and courageous, boots-off-the-ground investigation, Holland peels back the layers of paralyzing trauma and anxiety to ask: Is fear necessary? Is it rooted in the body or the mind? And further: Is there a better way to feel afraid? By grappling with--even embracing--the things she most deeply dreads, Holland aspires to give us all the nerve to face down the phobias that limit our lives.

Author: Eva Holland
Publisher: Experiment
Published: 10/12/2021
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.19h x 5.51w x 0.79d
ISBN: 9781615198313

About the Author
Holland, Eva: - Eva Holland is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and a former editor at Up Here, the magazine of Canada's far north. Her work has also appeared in Esquire, Wired, Bloomberg, Pacific Standard, AFAR, Smithsonian, Grantland, Seattle Met, National Geographic News, and many other outlets. Her work has been nominated for a Canadian National Magazine Award, anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best Women's Travel Writing, and Best Canadian Sports Writing, and listed among the notable selections in multiple editions of The Best American Essays, The Best American Sports Writing, and The Best American Travel Writing. She lives in Canada's Yukon Territory.

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