On becoming fearless : ... in love, work, and life

by Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 305.42 HU
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 305.42 Huffington
Location  Brentwood Library
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ1206.H795 2006
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Non Fiction 305.42 Huffingt
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What are you afraid of? Being assertive? Looking fat? Getting older? Going broke? Whatever your fear, women everywhere confront the same fears every day. Huffington believes that conquering fear is crucial to living a full life and to making a difference in the world, and in this manifesto, she inspires us to take on the task. Huffington is fearless, but not by nature; she's had to learn to overcome her fears and relies on these hard-won lessons every day. She shows how to be bold from the inside out--from feeling comfortable in our own skin to getting what we want in love and at work to changing the world. In order to live a happy, fulfilling life, we need to reach the point where our fears do not stop us from daring to think new thoughts, take risks, fail, start again, and, ultimately, succeed.--From publisher description.
Nora Ephron on fearlessness
Fearless about the body
Sue Smalley on fearlessness
Fearless in love
Diane Keaton on fearlessness
Fearless in parenting
Kathy Eldon on fearlessness
Fearless at work
Melina Kanakaredes on fearlessness
Fearless about money
Marcy Carsey on fearlessness
Fearless about aging and illness
Sherry Lansing on fearlessness
Fearless about God and death
Agapi Stassinopoulos on fearlessness
Fearless about leadership and speaking out
Jody Williams on fearlessness
Fearless about changing the world
Debrah Constance on fearlessness
Living the fearless life.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Huffington, nationally syndicated columnist and one of the hundreds of candidates for California governor in the election that brought Arnold Schwarzenegger to office, offers a surprisingly refreshing look at the journey women take to fearlessness. Huffington observes the standard fears that plague women's lives: insecurities about their beauty and youth, getting and keeping a man's love, the need for approval of others, the demands of motherhood. She intersperses her own personal recollections with essays by women, well-known and obscure, on their own efforts to overcome fear. Among the women who contribute essays or commentary are Nora Ephron, Diane Keaton, documentary producer Kathy Eldon, producer Marcy Carsey, author Agapi Stassinopoulos, a psychiatry professor, and Huffington's office manager. Huffington cites The Rules and stats from women's magazines as well as Shakespeare and C. S. Lewis, the Koran and the Bible, in a wide-ranging look at the challenges women face in family, faith, careers, and personal fulfillment to explore the rewards of facing up to fears and working steadily toward fearlessness. --Vanessa Bush Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In her entry into the overstuffed semi-autobiographic inspirational self-help genre, Huffington's main message is more or less unassailable: "[Women] have so much potential, yet we hold ourselves back. If my daughters, and women of all ages, are to take their rightful place in society, they must become fearless." Huffington ruminates on the cultivation of fearlessness in all aspects of a woman's life: body image, love, motherhood, work, money, illness and aging, with contributions from other fearless females like Nora Ephron and Diane Keaton. Though the author's common-sense feminism is welcome in a sea of women's books dedicated solely to snagging a man, it can at times be overly simplistic; regarding the reason women stay in physically abusive relationships, Huffington states that "if you understand women's deep fear of being alone, it's not a huge mystery." But generalizations such as this are one of the pitfalls of picking a motif-"fearlessness"-and using it as a litmus test for any given situation. Still, Huffington's strident voice and populist sympathies make this an encouraging, if not particularly inspiring, call to arms against the forces that would keep women "sacrific[ing] our personal truth to go along, be approved of, or just plain be ?nice.'" (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Women -- Psychology.
Courage -- Miscellanea.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Co.,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 230 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0316166812
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