The book Resilience is pleasant, informative, and useful. The authors have built upon their extensive interviews with prisoners of war, survivors of severe trauma, and highly trained special operation forces to identify ten factors of resilience. These are coping strategies, not inborn traits, that can be enhanced and used by any of us. Some are likely to be familiar to us, some less so, and some are unique frameworks for bringing things into better focus. These are the ten factors: maintain an optimistic but realistic outlook; confront your fears; rely on your own inner moral compass; draw on faith, religion, and spirituality; seek and accept social support—and give of yourself; identify and imitate sturdy role models; commit to good health and train to be physically fit; challenge and develop your mind and stay mentally sharp; show flexibility in response to crises and learn to problem solve; and find meaning and purpose in your life and opportunities for growth.