When I picked this book up from the library I marveled at how small it was; I knew it was not a long read but as I examined this pocket sized book, I certainly was taken back. Yet, within it's pages lies a touching, thoughtful account of experiences within Wynhausen's family and those beloved by them. Furthermore, as the title suggests, it examines what constitutes resilience in relation to research, media, and personal life. While I would not call this book perfect, it certainly touches on some important ideas and experiences surrounding a concept that can at times feel obscure, intangible. More importantly, Wynhausen tackles this subject beautifully, with heart, humor and insight. This is certainly a book worth a look for those interested in the human condition.