|About the Book|
Survival books tend to focus on the exotic, like a plane going down in the mountains. This one is for the rest of us. Andy Steiner explores resiliency in the face of such difficult life events as the death of a spouse, the loss of a child, theMoreSurvival books tend to focus on the exotic, like a plane going down in the mountains. This one is for the rest of us. Andy Steiner explores resiliency in the face of such difficult life events as the death of a spouse, the loss of a child, the distress of bankruptcy, the trauma of a heart attack, and more.I found much to admire about this book, which will be a valuable resource for people navigating their way through struggle. — Dan Buettner is the author of the best-selling Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who Have Lived the Longest.Andy Steiner has accomplished something special in How to Survive: The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People. The book not only offers an anthology of inspiring recovery stories but also resources and insights from those working in emotional wellness. Its a wonderful guidebook on how to get through difficult times. — Cris Mazza is the author of Something Wrong With Her and more than a dozen other books. She directs the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.The central thesis of the book is to help the reader learn, as Andy did, the sense of confidence that one holds the inner strength needed to survive trauma. It is filled with practical wisdom, and is a powerful and emotional book. — Dr. Keith Roach is a practicing internist in New York and the author of To Your Good Health, a medical advice column syndicated in more than 150 newspapers.Andy Steiner is a free-lance writer and editor based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She writes books, profiles and feature stories on a variety of topics, including parenting, health, politics and social issues. Her clients have included national and local magazines and publishers, web sites, non-profits, colleges, universities, and corporate organizations.