Ryan Burnette

The Survivor's Club

I read The Survivor’s Club, the one by Ben Sherwood that studies why some people survive in the face of peril, against all odds.

Perhaps I am a cynic, but I look at the shelf and the book store and see books in that inspirational category and think – how much crap can some author lob into words to get published and make a buck? Ben Sherwood disarmed me with thoughtful purpose in his words. He managed to take neutral ground on normally polarizing topics such as religion, taking what could be described as a scientific approach to discover the measurable difference in what makes a survivor.