On Becoming Fearless... In Love, Work and Life
by: Arianna Huffington
Fears are experienced by everyone of all ages whether those fears are intense and real, fleeting or lingering, inside the home or far away from it. The two daughters of the famed author have received this gift of a lifetime: a book dedicated to them on becoming fearless. Huffington, a political commentator, one time politician, publisher and author, praises her mother's ability to live fearlessly, mastering fear by knowing oneself. She shows us that managing those fears can become lessons in opportunity, and appreciating the cycle of 'not knowing' morphing into accepting a risk of failure, a new experience and hopefully, a success to treasure.
This interesting and engaging book openly discusses fear with references to studies, statistics and anecdotes of the author's friends and colleagues. Topics span the cycle of life and the stages in between: parenting, working, aging and dying. Also touched are leadership, money, God, and changing the world.
The book is very easy to read. The independent, short articles by guest authors add to Huffington's personal experience with views from a different array of lives lived. The guest articles may detail the harsh grittiness of a difficult youth with the joy of accomplishment when dreams come true. Debrah Constance's used her experience as an abused child to lead her to opening a drop-in centre for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Marcy Carsey, TV producer, speaks openly and directly about watching her mother use moxie and confidence to deal with frightful times. We all have fear in our lives, Carsey says, but learning to put fear in its place, gives us the chance to live with peace of mind.
This book is a worthy gift for oneself and to share with others special in your life.
Review done by Lorisa Stein
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