- Author Bio
Inspired by great figures from Emerson and Nietzsche to Madonna and Serena Williams, this engaging philosophical essay explores the workings of self-confidence and how to develop it.
Where does self-confidence come from? How does it work? What makes it stronger or weaker? Why are some people more confident than others? Is it only a question of temperament or the result of conscious self-improvement? How do you get closer to those who stand out thanks entirely to their confidence in themselves?
Drawing on philosophical texts, ancient wisdom, positive psychology, and a wide range of case studies that feature famous thinkers, artists, and athletes, but also unsung heroes such as a fighter pilot and an urgent-care doctor, Charles Pépin brings to light the strange alchemy that is self-confidence. In doing so, he gives us the keys to having more confidence in ourselves.
A WIDE-RANGE OF PEOPLE FEATURED. From Baudelaire to Bowie, Roger Federer to Sigmund Freud, Jesus to Madonna (the singer), Ghandi to LeBron James, Charles Pepin has culled through hundreds of years of history to find the inside stories behind some of the most successful people to ever live and bring the story of how each found his/her own self-confidence.
EASILY ACCESSIBLE. Rather than a straight self-help guide to self-confidence, Charles Pepin has created an accessible narrative that allows readers to dip in and read about those people of interest to that reader.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU. With publication scheduled to lead into “New Year, New You” promos, this book will be the perfect New Year’s Resolution.
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“An essay that draws from case studies and philosophical texts to break down the nuances of self-confidence and how it develops.” —New York Times Book Review
“[Pépin unifies] disparate examples (including Sigmund Freud, and Søren Kierkegaard, Madonna, and Serena Williams) with his own memories of developing self-confidence as a student and teacher…intriguing…punchy.” —Publishers Weekly
“[Pépin presents] a more nuanced understanding of self-confidence…A thoughtful read for anyone seeking the philosophical underpinnings of self-confidence.” —Library Journal
“A rewarding and intelligent work.” —Le Figaro
“Intriguing, profound, and eloquent.” —Elle (France)
“An inspiring reflection.” —L’Express
“A book full of wisdom and joy.” —France Inter