What Would You Do If You Had No Fear: Living Your Dreams While Quakin' in Your Boots

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Diane Conway

Narrated By: Lorna Raver

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2009

Duration: 4 hours 18 minutes


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.

"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