Saltwater Buddha author Jaimal Yogis has a new book launching today (January 8, 2013) titled, The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me about Survival, Success, Surfing. . . and Love. In it, the surfer/journalist faces his own fears of relationships, writing, parenting, and life in general by talking to people who study the topic in depth and those who have mastered it. He explained the genesis of the project o the San Francisco Chronicle’s Julian Guthrie like this:
“I was on my book tour in 2009, and I was really afraid of public speaking,” said Yogis, 33, sitting in his kitchen looking out at the pounding waves of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. “Then my girlfriend and I broke up, and I went into a downward spiral of fear and jealousy. That’s when I thought it would be interesting to write a book about fear.”
Without getting too bogged down in science speak Yogis interviews a range of fear experts from neuroscientists, meditation experts, and psychologists, to his big wave surfing friends from Mavericks. What he ends up with is a readable, personal, adventure book that digs deep without getting buried. And that’s not an easy thing to do. Its smooth easy-yet-deep reading reminded us of another surf/science book we enjoyed titled, West of Jesus by Steven Kotler. The Fear Project is available today for $14.14. Click here to buy it.
[Link: San Francisco Chronicle]