My new book, THE ART OF RISK: THE NEW SCIENCE OF COURAGE, CAUTION & CHANCE, is scheduled to be published in February 2016.
What people are saying about THE ART OF RISK:
“THE ART OF RISK begins with an admission: Kayt Sukel’s lost her mojo — and like any great journalist, to find it again, she researches her way to the root of the issue. This entails interviewing adrenaline junkies, uncovering the psychology, and delving into the complicated neuroscience. (She’s the only writer I know who can make terms like mesocortical limbic pathway and DRD4 variants downright titillating). An engrossing look at at fascinating issue by one of the most fearless science writers in the business.”
-Susannah Cahalan, New York Times bestselling author of BRAIN ON FIRE: MY MONTH OF MADNESS
“In THE ART OF RISK, Kayt Sukel deftly probes the neverending push-pull struggle within our brains between wanting to be safe, wanting not to be hungry, wanting sex, wanting money–and the willingness to take a chance that will lead to even more of the same. We weigh risk based on what is in our heads, in our genes, and our hearts. This smart, impeccably researched book travels easily between the realms of advanced neuroscience and everyday experience. Intelligent, informed, and deeply curious, THE ART OF RISK is a revelation.”
“A fascinating and beautifully written tour de force on the curious ways our brains weigh decisions, and how we can hack our biology to risk smarter. Kayt Sukel writes with warmth and candor, like a girlfriend over drinks, giving us insight into the research and minds of thrill seekers, adventurers and high-risk professionals to answer once and for all: when is it worth the risk?”
-Christine Gilbert, 2014 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, founder of Almost Fearless, and author of the upcoming MOTHER TONGUE: A GLOBETROTTING FAMILY’S QUEST TO DREAM IN MANDARIN, LAUGH IN ARABIC, AND SING IN SPANISH.
“Great accomplishments are impossible without substantial risk-taking. Yet, risk-taking is equally important for the everyday decisions, when we never know the threats and rewards that await. You should read this book because it is a road map for understanding boldness. And just maybe, you will become committed to a bolder lifestyle.”
-Todd B. Kashdan, author of THE UPSIDE OF YOUR DARK SIDE: WHY BEING YOUR WHOLE SELF – NOT JUST YOUR “GOOD” SELF – DRIVES SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT and professor of psychology at George Mason University.
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