Laurence Gonzales

Laurence Gonzales


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St. Louis, Missouri, The United States
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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 — 7,933 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
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Lucy

3.47 avg rating — 2,224 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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Flight 232: A Story of Disa...

4.10 avg rating — 1,012 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Surviving Survival: The Art...

4.17 avg rating — 455 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Everyday Survival: Why Smar...

3.57 avg rating — 553 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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One Zero Charlie: Adventure...

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House of Pain: New and Sele...

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Vodič za opstanak

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
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The Still Point

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1989 — 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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