Courtenay Hameister with Luke Burbank
Courtenay Hameister, host and head writer for twelve years of Live Wire, lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety. She fretted about everything. Her age. Her size. Her romantic prospects. Then, in her mid-forties, she decided to fight back against her debilitating anxieties. She would spend a year doing all the things that scared her -- things that the average person might consider doing for a half second--and then told the story in her book, Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things (now out in a paperback edition from Back Bay/Little Brown).
"I loved this book so hard. Courtenay Hameister makes me feel thrilled to be alive-even though most things in life scare the crap out of me so much it's hard for me to walk out of my own front door. Okay Fine Whatever is a brilliant testament to the fire of the spirit for misfits and scaredy pants everywhere. A soul triumph. A reason to live."-- Lidia Yuknavitch.
Courtenay Hameister served for 12 years as host and head writer for Live Wire, a nationally-syndicated public radio show. She appears in conversation with Luke Burbank, co-host of APM podcast Too Beautiful to Live and of the weekly public radio show, Live Wire.
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