Explore the Positive Aspects of Fear with Nonfiction eBooks

With Halloween week ahead, why not take take some time to learn about the things that our society finds scary? The collection nonfiction so good it's scary highlights titles on Overdrive and the Libby app that explore everything from the science of fear to mountain lions. Whether your deepest fears include sharks or estate planning, our nonfiction collection can help readers learn more about the really scary aspects of life. As the quotes below highlight, the best writers and philosophers have always advocated learning more about what scares us in order to grow.

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." - Mark Twain

"The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It's our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows." - Brene Brown

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." - Marcus Aurelius

"Find out what you are afraid of and go live there." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." - Rosa Parks

"I say I am stronger than fear." - Malala Yousafzai

"No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear." - C. S. Lewis

"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." - Stephen King

"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles." - Sun Tzu