Laurence Gonzales





Laurence Gonzales

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Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards. His essays are collected in the book House of Pain.


Average rating: 3.80 · 7,512 ratings · 1,326 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Deep Survival: Who Lives, W...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 4,873 ratings — published 1998 — 13 editions
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Lucy
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 1,753 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Flight 232: A Story of Disa...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Everyday Survival: Why Smar...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 318 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Surviving Survival: The Art...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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One Zero Charlie: Adventure...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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House of Pain: New and Sele...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Still Point
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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The Hero's Apprentice
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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“Survival is the celebration of choosing life over death. We know we're going to die. We all die. But survival is saying: perhaps not today. In that sense, survivors don't defeat death, they come to terms with it.”
Laurence Gonzales, Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

“The word 'experienced' often refers to someone who's gotten away with doing the wrong thing more frequently than you have.”
Laurence Gonzales, Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

“But what is the way forward? I know what it isn't. It's not, as we once believed, plenty to eat and a home with all the modern conveniences. It's not a 2,000-mile-long wall to keep Mexicans out or more accurate weapons to kill them. It's not a better low-fat meal or a faster computer speed. It's not a deodorant, a car, a soft drink, a skin cream. The way forward is found on a path through the wilderness of the head and heart---reason and emotion. Thinking, knowing, understanding.”
Laurence Gonzales, Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

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