Win at Losing

  • From the Publisher
May 16, 2017

As an award-win­ning sports jour­nal­ist, Jew­ish author Sam Wein­man has long stud­ied the rip­ple effects of los­ing. But as a father of two com­pet­i­tive boys, he strug­gled to con­vince them that fail­ing — whether los­ing a hock­ey game or bomb­ing a math test — can actu­al­ly be a crit­i­cal part of suc­cess. So he sought out the per­spec­tives of men and women who have turned sig­nif­i­cant set­backs into mean­ing­ful come­backs — and some­times even new careers — to illus­trate how we can not only over­come defeat but grow stronger from the experience.

Blend­ing first­hand inter­views and advice from pro­fes­sion­al ath­letes, busi­ness exec­u­tives, politi­cians, and Hol­ly­wood stars with expert analy­sis from lead­ing psy­chol­o­gists and coach­es, Win at Los­ing reveals how renowned fig­ures — from Emmy Award-win­ning actress Susan Luc­ci to golfer Greg Nor­man and politi­cian Michael Dukakis — have pre­vailed and even tri­umphed in the after­math of loss, humil­i­a­tion, and rejec­tion. In show­cas­ing the ways our most dif­fi­cult moments can be turned into pow­er­ful growth oppor­tu­ni­ties, this live­ly and mov­ing guide asks read­ers to rede­fine what con­sti­tutes suc­cess and fail­ure, and offers an essen­tial blue­print for har­ness­ing the pow­er of set­backs to achieve what we want in life.

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