|Mohrbooks Literary Agency|
|MS: Complete Unedited|
|Self-help, personal development & practical advice|
Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave
Chronicling Anker's and others' efforts to conquer everyday fears (of water, heights, public speaking, and failure, to name a few) and break out of their comfort zone in order to live life to the fullest, building upon the advice and insights of psychologists and other experts.
As she shared her experiences, she discovered that most people suffer from their own secret terrors—of driving and flying, heights, public speaking, and more. It became her mission to help others do what they thought they couldn’t and to experience for themselves the incomparable joy and aliveness that is the true reward of becoming brave.
Inspired and inspiring, SOME NERVE draws on Anker’s interviews with teachers, therapists, coaches, and clergy to convey both practical advice and profound wisdom. Through her own journey and the stories of dozens of others who have triumphed over common fears, she conveys with grace, disarming humor, and infectious exhilaration the most vital lesson of all: Fear isn’t the end point to life, but rather the point of entry. Patty Chang Anker is the creator of the award-winning blog “Facing Forty Upside Down.” She has also been a professional publicist, a yoga instructor, and an advisor on children with special needs.