Surviving Survival

Surviving Survival

The Art and Science of Resilience

By Laurence Gonzales

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393083187, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 2012

The survival experience changes everything because it invalidates all your previous adaptations, and the old rules don t apply. In some cases survivors suffer more in the aftermath than they did during the actual crisis. In all cases, they have to work hard to reinvent themselves. Drawing on gripping cases across a wide range of life-threatening experiences, Laurence Gonzales fashions a compelling argument about fear, courage, and the adaptability of the human spirit. Micki Glenn was later moved to say: I don t regret that this happened to me. It] has been . . . probably the single most positive experience I ve ever had.

About the Author
Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a fellow of the Santa Fe Institute. His essays are collected in the book House of Pain. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.