“Great Suggestions and Methods!” The primary goal of A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear is to teach the reader to develop positive, realistic step-by-step solutions to combating stressful everyday situations. In order to balance negative thoughts, the author suggests preparing a plan of action and developing strategies that will help to control anxiety and fear. As someone who has struggled with my own fears and anxiety, I found this book to be very straight forward and informative. The author presents a direct approach with identifying the underlining cause of the fear and offers realistic methods to face those fears and conquer them permanently. I would recommend this book to anyone who is challenged to find ways to overcome anxiety and fear.