- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & Noble
"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." John Wayne's words echo beyond his horse opera world, but for most of us timid souls, the mere sighting of a tiny mouse can reduce us to paralyzing panic. As a documentary filmmaker, Polly Morland has investigated bravery from the inside out, interviewing convicted murderers and terrorists, and working in the rebel-infested jungles of Columbia. Thus, her new book is no tight-lipped tutorial on wading fearlessly into life's battles; instead, it is a gentle, realistic meditation on what we can do to get through situations of peril. The Society of Timid Souls is bolstered by interviews with danger-seekers including soldiers, bullfighters, and world-class surfers.