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The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin/Highbridge
Publication date May 5, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611764086
ISBN-10 1611764084
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 6 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The author of The Willpower Instinct delivers a controversial and groundbreaking new book that overturns long-held beliefs about stress.
 
More than forty-four percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn’t bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier—if we learn how to embrace it.
 
The Upside of Stress is the first book to bring together cutting-edge discoveries on the correlation between resilience—the human capacity for stress-related growth—and mind-set, the power of beliefs to shape reality. As she did in The Willpower Instinct, McGonigal combines science, stories, and exercises into an engaging and practical book that is both entertaining and life-changing, showing you:
  • how to cultivate a mind-set to embrace stress
  • how stress can provide focus and energy
  • how stress can help people connect and strengthen close relationships
  • why your brain is built to learn from stress, and how to increase its ability to learn from challenging experiences
 
McGonigal’s TED talk on the subject has already received more than 6 million views. Her message resonates with people who know they can’t eliminate the stress in their lives and want to learn to take advantage of it. The Upside of Stress is not a guide to getting rid of stress, but a guide to getting better at stress, by understanding it, embracing it, and using it.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Avery Pub Group (May 5, 2015)
9781583335611 | details & prices | 279 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The author of The Willpower Instinct delivers a controversial and groundbreaking new book that overturns long-held beliefs about stress.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780391036642 Book cover for 9781101982938 Book cover for 9781583335895
 
Reprint edition from Avery Pub Group (May 10, 2016)
9781101982938 | details & prices | 279 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Drawing from groundbreaking research, psychologist and award-winning teacher Kelly McGonigal, PhD, offers a surprising new view of stress—one that reveals the upside of stress, and shows us exactly how to capitalize on its benefits.
Int edition from Random House (May 5, 2015)
9781583335895 | details & prices | 279 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $18.00
With Louis Marin | Reprint edition from Prometheus Books (April 1, 1990); titled "Utopics: The Semiological Play of Textual Spaces"
9780391036642 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.50
This edition also contains Utopics: The Semiological Play of Textual Spaces
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (May 5, 2015)
9781611764086 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $35.00
About: The author of The Willpower Instinct delivers a controversial and groundbreaking new book that overturns long-held beliefs about stress.

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