Survival: A Virtual Lunch Break Conversation Between Laurence Gonzales and Jon Grand


The current pandemic has made us all think about survival. But what does that mean? And as we come out of the quarantine, we will face new challenges. Laurence Gonzales, award-winning author of Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why, and Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, has long studied why some people survive disasters, and even thrive, while others do not. As you might guess, survival is not about hoarding toilet paper. Surviving is largely mental. Join Laurence Gonzales and Book Stall staffer Jon Grand for this virtual lunch break and conversation on Zoom. 

The event is free. To register, email, and we will send you the Zoom link the day before the event.

About the author: 

Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving SurvivalFlight 232, and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a scholar at the Sante Fe Institute. He divides his time between Evanston, Illinois, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About Deep Survival:

"Laurence Gonzales's bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers' everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. A fascinating look into why we are who we are." --Bill McKibben, author of Falter

"Gonzales has masterfully woven together personal survival stories with the study of human perception to reach rock-bottom truths about how to live with risk."--Peter Stark, author of Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure

"Gonzalez takes us on a fascinating, fast-paced, and exciting adventure into survival. His captivating stories, many from personal experience, will keep you turning the pages, stopping only to imagine how you, and your brain, would react when faced with a survival experience." --Joseph LeDoux, author of The Emotional Brain



Event date: 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom Event!
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393353716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 10th, 2017

"Unique among survival books…stunning…enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading." —Denver Post