Author discusses her discovery of 'Some Nerve'
Patty Chang Anker grew up eager to please and afraid to fail. But after 39 years, she decided it was time to stop being a chicken.
Through her own journey and the stories of dozens of others who have triumphed over common fears, she conveys with humor and infectious exhilaration the most vital lesson of all: Fear isn't an end point, but the point of entry to a life of incomparable joy. Patty Chang Anker is the author of "Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave," a memoir about facing her fears and helping others to do the same. She is the blogger behind "Facing Forty Upside Down," for which she was named a Good Housekeeping Blogger We Love and a Top 25 Funny Mom at Circle of Moms. When she's not facing her fears she can be found teaching yoga, publicizing other people's work, or chasing her daughters across Westchester County.
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