Anatomy of a Breakthrough: How To Get Unstuck When It Matters Most

S. & S. May 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781982182960. $28.99. SELF-HELP
This title from NYU business and psychology professor Alter (Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave) is easy to comprehend, simple to follow, and helpful when explaining why one may feel stuck in different parts of one’s life and how to change that. Alter uses relatable true stories by successful individuals and companies that struggled before their breakthroughs as well as psychological studies that illustrate how people can get stuck, what forces influence those feelings, and how one does not have to feel alone. The author also provides techniques to overcome sources of friction in one’s life and get past those feelings, including changing one’s mindset, seeking advice, and taking action. This is an ideal book for those who are looking to get unstuck or needing a little bit of inspiration to take action to change their lives.
VERDICT Readers of Toni Warner’s The Reset will enjoy this enlightening and refreshing book. Libraries looking to expand their self-help section will want to add this to their current nonfiction collection.
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