What Would You Do If You Had No Fear?
Diane Conway

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Narrated By: Pam Ward

Duration: 4 hours and 17 minutes

What to expect

For this book, author Diane Conway approached a police officer, a waitress, a politician, a lawyer, a cab driver, and many others, and asked them each the same question: "What would you do if you had no fear?" The results, chronicled in this book, were both surprising and enlightening—her respondents told her their secrets, their long-hidden dreams, and their fears. Their dreams included quitting mind-numbing jobs, applying to medical school, buying tickets to South America, finding true love, quitting drinking, or having an affair. The distance between dreaming and doing, according to Conway, is surprisingly short. In What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? her fresh voice and "Studs Terkel in drag persona" challenge readers to stop, open their hearts, and truly live. Included are self-tests, quizzes, growth exercises, and inspiring quotes for realizing one's fear-free potential.


Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude

Listen to a sample

“These are stories of women and men who have moved beyond their fears in order to change, to soar, even to fail, whose adventures and humanity can’t help but inspire the rest of us.”

Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies

“What a perfect question! It encourages my heart and jumpstarts my imagination. With such a fabulous book, I enjoin you: Read it and reap!”

B. J. Gallagher, author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women

“This question, and this book, will cause you to shift your focus from risk to reward, and remind you to take serious action with your dreams on a daily basis.”

SARK, author/artist of Make Your Creative Dreams REAL

“Unforgettable stories do most of the work in this get-off-the-couch-and-live motivational audio. These stories are alternatively inspiring, uplifting, and heartbreaking, and all ring true in a way that most listeners will be able to learn from. We must accept fear as normal, the author says, whenever we venture into new territory or try to shake off old habits. Whether what we want to do is big or small, for ourselves or the world, her stories and strategies will allow us to shift into a can-do state of mind that sees no obstacles. Pam Ward’s reading sounds professional and genuinely connected to all parts of the message.”