“A Helpful Layman’s Guide to Dealing with Fear!” Stanley Popovich’s book, A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear, is packed with well-presented, concrete suggestions for identifying fears and working to overcome their hold on your life. I particularly appreciated the many examples provided of ways to notice distorted thoughts and other factors that worsen fears. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I know that this is a tried-and-true way to help someone begin to dismantle fear, and Mr. Popovich does this very well. I recommend books to my patients quite often, and they report that practical, reader-friendly books have the most value for them. This is one I would recommend.