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In Search of Courage: An Introvert's Story

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Loner. Anti-social. Broken!
THESE WORDS ARE OFTEN used to describe over 40% of Americans who consider themselves introverts today. Steve Friedmanʼs book, In Search of Courage: An Introvertʼs Struggle with Addictive Behaviors, is more than just a deeply revealing and compelling memoir. It offers a relatable story about fear and the repercussions of making poor choices in o
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Paperback, 268 pages
Published June 24th 2020 by Peavine Press, LLC
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Roger Leslie
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Drawing from very personal experiences, Friedman tears off his mask of introversion to reveal a lifelong journey sure to inspire. Along that path, Friedman reveals stark details, significant revelations, and long-held secrets as a means of confronting what he often considered restrictive perspectives about being an introvert. As impressively, he moves beyond just his personal story to explore how his decisions impacted not only his life, but also the lives of his wife and family, and an array of ...more
William Dismer
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steve Friedman has delivered a refreshingly honest accounting of his struggles as as introvert engaged in a full life and a demanding career. His ability to communicate as a thoughtful person and a corporate leader makes this story one chock full of useful insights for introverts and extroverts alike.
Kyle Miller
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has changed my perception on my every day actions. Friedman rips open his wounds to show you what it truly means to heal from a troubled past, exposing himself for the world. In Search of Courage is a moving tale of a boy growing into a man that his kids can be proud of. I would like to think they would be damn proud of the guy he is today. If you are looking for a book that challenges you to change your bad habits, this is the one for you. Great read.
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Courage is not the absence of fear, but the strength to push through despite fear. Steve Friedman’s honest and well-written account of his journey through life is a courageous look into his personal struggles with adversity. His battles will keep you on the edge of your seat then leave you cheering as he comes through again and again despite many personal and career obstacles. An inspiring read for introverts and extroverts alike.
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Steve Friedman grew up in a loving yet turbulent household in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from The University of Alabama with a major in Finance, Friedman worked 30 years in various logistics and trading leadership roles with Shell Oil. Besides living in Houston, Detroit, and London, Friedman has traveled worldwide through business trips and family vacations.

In 2018, Friedman retired, re
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