Little, Brown and Company, September 2006
Observing that her teenage daughters were beginning to experience some of the same fears that had once burdened her -- how attractive am I? do people like me? do I dare speak up? -- Arianna Huffington set out to explore the ways in which fear affects all our lives. In stories drawn from her own experiences and from the lives of other women, she celebrates the moments of extraordinary strength, courage, and resilience that result from overcoming fear. Her inspiring book shows how all of us can become bold from the inside out -- whether our goal is feeling comfortable in our own skin, getting what we want in love or at work, or changing the world.
paperback | ISBN: 9780316166829 | Publication Date: September 2006
"Take Huffington's advice and you'll be unstoppable."
"A book about how women can be bold, bulletproof, and positively
bullish, just like Arianna."
"Part leadership manifesto, part self-help manual, On Becoming Fearless examines the challenges facing women today."
''A new book for women about how to defeat their wiliest enemies -- fear, phobia, and inhibition
. . . One of the strong suits of On Becoming Fearless is its intermittent exploration of various ways of coping with such fears
-- simple things, or little disciplines to practice."
"On Becoming Fearless makes you think . . . This book may encourage readers to prioritize their fears
-- to do something, perhaps, about what they can change and to accept being scared to death about the rest."
"This may be Huffington's most radicalizing influence as an opinion-maker and role model: the undeniable appeal of someone who is perpetually unafraid of being the tallest girl in the room."
"Huffington's strident voice and populist sympathies make this an encouraging call to arms against the forces that would keep women 'sacrificing our personal truth to go along, be approved of, or just plain be
"Huffington must be the first self-help book author ever to quote Goethe, Shaw, Freud, Nietzsche, and Gandhi and also tout the benefits of microdermabrasions and the liberating effects of menopause."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"For such a glamorous and forceful figure, Huffington is hyperaware of the things that hold women back."
--House & Garden
"Surprisingly refreshing . . . A wide-ranging look at the challenges women face in family, faith, careers, and personal fulfillment to explore the rewards of facing up to fears and working steadily toward fearlessness."