For this book, author Diane Conway approached a police officer, a waitress, a politician, a lawyer, a cab driver, and many others, and asked them each the same question: "What would you do if you had no fear?" The results, chronicled in this book, were both surprising and enlightening. Her respondents told her their secrets, their long-hidden dreams, and their fears. Their dreams included quitting mind-numbing jobs, applying to medical school, buying tickets to South America, finding true love, quitting drinking, or having an affair. The distance between dreaming and doing, according to Conway, is surprisingly short. In What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? her fresh voice and "Studs Terkel in drag persona" challenge readers to stop, open their hearts, and truly live. Included are self-tests, quizzes, growth exercises, and inspiring quotes for realizing one's fear-free potential.More
"These are stories of women and men who have moved beyond their fears in order to change, to soar, even to fail, whose adventures and humanity can't help but inspire the rest of us." (Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies)
"This question, and this book, will cause you to shift your focus from risk to reward, and remind you to take serious action with your dreams on a daily basis." (SARK, author/artist of Make Your Creative Dreams REAL)
"What a perfect question! It encourages my heart and jumpstarts my imagination. With such a fabulous book, I enjoin you: Read it and reap!" (B. J. Gallagher, author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women)
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