Stage Fright (Paperback)

40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America's #1 Fear

By Mick Berry, Michael Edelstein, PhD

See Sharp Press, 9781884365461, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

List Price: 14.95*
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Never before has the problem of stage fright been so eloquently examined; 40 interviews with some of the most highly-accomplished public figures shed light on this affliction, offering tips from their own experiences for overcoming it. Jason Alexander, Mose Allison, Maya Angelou, David Brenner, Peter Coyote, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Lewis, and many more sound off about their trials with stage fright, candidly discussing their fears and insecurities with life in the public eye and ultimately revealing the various paths they followed to overcoming them. Stage fright sufferers from all walks of life—whether a high school freshman nervous about an oral presentation or a professional baseball player with the eyes of the world on his bat—will find consolation by understanding the commonality of their problem, as well as helpful information to finally shed their inhibitions.

About the Author

Mick Berry, MFA, is the coauthor of "The Bassist's Bible" and "The Drummer's Bible" and has been a performing musician formore than35 years. He has toured the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and has performed with Henry Butler, Eddie Henderson, Michael Wolff, and E. C. Scott. Michael Edelstein, PhD, has been a practicing psychologist for four decades in New York City and San Francisco. He is a fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute and is the author of the popular self-help book "Three Minute Therapy." They both live in San Francisco."

Praise For Stage Fright: 40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America's #1 Fear

"Invaluable help for the terrified."  —Marty Nemko, contributing editor, U.S. News & World Report