“A Very Good Guide for the Layman!” This book is a great read for anyone who has recognized fear as a hurdle to overcome or if you just want to understand the process of gaining confidence. I like this book because it does speak to the layman without using clinical words which most people fail to understand and is something that I believe cripples many practitioners of mental health, the grandiose desire to impress with words, rather than help with practical and solid advice. Stanley Popovich takes behaviors that we all engage in and breaks them down to get a clear understanding through the use of illustrations and provides workable steps as a framework to help people overcome their fears.