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.

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Deep Survival: Who Lives, W...

3.93 avg rating — 9,578 ratings — published 1998 — 20 editions
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Lucy

3.48 avg rating — 2,314 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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Flight 232: A Story of Disa...

4.13 avg rating — 1,286 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Everyday Survival: Why Smar...

3.62 avg rating — 658 ratings — published 2008
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Surviving Survival: The Art...

4.18 avg rating — 541 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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One Zero Charlie: Adventure...

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House of Pain: New and Sele...

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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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