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Stronger: Develop The Resilience You Need To Succeed    by George S. Everly Jr., Douglas A. Strouse & Dennis K. McCormack order for
by George S. Everly Jr.
Order:  USA  Can
AMACOM, 2015 (2015)
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*   Reviewed by Jessica Maguire

Let me admit to you that I rarely enjoy a self-help book. I am not sure why. Perhaps it's because it reminds me too much of those cheezy self-esteem meetings and workshops from work and school. You know what I'm talking about ... the workshops in which the goal is to leave you feeling a warm fuzzy but they leave you feeling a bit homicidal instead and writing your resignation letter, real or imagined.

With that out of the way, I can say that Stronger is, if nothing else, interesting. The goal of this book is to help you develop resilience and to do well, not crack, under pressure. The reader will assess everything from toxic thoughts to one's moral compass.

I do like how the interactive chapters are broken into shorter, tolerable subsections complete with real life stories of real life experiences. There are even little homework assignments to put the new skills you are learning into practice. I think my favorite chapter is the one involving honesty and Lance Armstrong.

If you feel you need more strength, then I think you will get something useful out of this book. But for me, I think I am more worried about my moral fiber than moral compass and am more interested in wearing a warm fuzzy (as in fleece top) than in feeling one!

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