The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success

by David B. Feldman, Ph.D. & Lee Daniel Kravetz

Praise for Supersurvivors

"Hope for the endurance of the human spirit in the face of tragedy."

- Kirkus Reviews

"In Supersurvivors, Feldman and Kravetz create an inspiring narrative that elegantly integrates compelling personal stories, evidence-based conclusions, myth busting, and their keen insights to help solve a core problem of human nature: How some of us bounce back from disaster and adversity to thrive while creating even more vibrant lives. Learn those secrets here. Read on."

- Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., Stanford University Professor Emeritus,
and New York Times Bestselling author of The Lucifer Effect

"This is a blockbuster that every leader, parent, doctor, teacher, student, coach, and caregiver needs to read. I can't remember the last time I was so fascinated and moved by a book--let alone one grounded in science."

- Adam Grant, Professor at the Wharton School of Business,
and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

"Supersurvivors dares to ask, 'How, really, do we heal?' From real case studies and hard science, the answers it finds shake the foundations of the way we conceive recovery."

- Po Bronson,New York Times bestselling author of
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

"It's rare to find a book that appeals so well to both the head and the heart. Marrying eye-opening stories with thought-provoking science, Feldman and Kravetz open a powerful window into a world of forgiveness and hope."

- Frederic Luskin, Ph.D., author of Forgive for Good
and Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project

"Supersurvivors provides the contemporary science about the biology of hope that is vital for all of us--all of us--as we daily confront challenge big and small."

- Walter M. Bortz, II M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Stanford University, and author of The Roadmap to 100
and Next Medicine

"Just surviving suffering is a form of success. But these people have done more than survive, and their stories are worth your time. One day you may need what they have."

- Linda Ellerbee, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Journalist,
TV Producer, and New York Times best-selling author

"This is the rare work that is both profound and accessible. The joint effort of a scholar and journalist presents the most complex of ideas in the most human of ways on one of humanity's most urgent problems. I read this work with tears and laughter, with anguish and with hope."

- Michael Berenbaum, Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (1988-1993)

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