Future Tense: Why Anxiety Is Good for You (Even Though It Feels Bad)


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5.78 X 8.62 X 1.02 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author

Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Hunter College, the City University of New York, where she directs the Emotion Regulation Lab, and is cofounder of the digital therapeutics company Wise Therapeutics. She received her doctoral and postdoctoral training in clinical psychology at The Pennsylvania State University and New York University School of Medicine. She has published over one hundred scientific articles in top peer-reviewed journals and delivered more than three hundred presentations at academic conferences and for corporate clients. Dr. Dennis-Tiwary has been featured throughout the media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, and Bloomberg Television. She lives in New York City.


"This book is going to smash your existing views about anxiety--and replace them with more helpful ones. As an expert on the neuroscience of emotion, Tracy Dennis-Tiwary has delivered the riveting read we all need to help us learn to worry well instead of worrying less." -- Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the podcast WorkLife

"If you're feeling more anxious than usual and, on top of that, feeling anxious about feeling anxious, then this book is for you. Anxiety, it turns out, is a feature, not a bug, of human nature. In Future Tense, Tracy Dennis-Tiwary offers a much-needed and compelling guide--based on years of scientific research and her personal clinical experience--to the emotion that is in some ways most easily misunderstood and, therefore, most undervalued. Clear, practical, and incredibly readable!" -- Angela Duckworth, PhD, Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and New York Times bestselling author of Grit

"A fresh, hopeful approach to anxiety that will soothe readers facing a world filled with pandemics, war, and political turmoil." -- Booklist

"A powerful and deeply informed new voice in the important conversation around anxiety and its causes and effects. Future Tense offers knowledge, empathy, and clarity in these times when chronic emotional pain has been normalized. Framing how anxiety works in our favor is a revolutionizing shift in perspective." -- Alanis Morissette

"Reading Future Tense is an epiphany; it will turn your understanding of anxiety on its head, and point you to new paths forward. It offers a long-overdue challenge to the medicalization and numbing of anxiety. Instead, Tracy Dennis-Tiwary encourages us to consider how to live and grow with anxiety, and find creativity in dealing with life's fundamental uncertainties. A wide conversation around this book is urgently needed for our anxious times." -- Dacher Keltner, PhD, professor at UC Berkeley, faculty director, Greater Good Science Center

"Future Tense teaches us--with incredible research and great storytelling--that counter to everything we've thought and been taught, anxiety, when understood and used wisely, is one of the most valuable emotions to help us achieve our dreams. If you're prone to anxiety like me or live or work with people who are anxious, this is a must read!" -- Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and bestselling author of Permission to Feel

"Future Tense is groundbreaking. Filled with wisdom, compassion, and humor, it shatters our long-held assumptions and sets the stage for a new, hopeful way of understanding how to live--and thrive--with anxiety." -- Reshma Saujani, CEO of the Marshall Plan for Moms and founder of Girls Who Code

"Our minds classify anxiety as 'bad, ' but that very idea keeps anxiety from delivering its often useful messages about what's ahead. It's time for the whole culture to learn how to use anxiety when it's helpful and let it go when it's not, but that starts with learning what it is and how to feel it. This wise and well-written book will help. Highly recommended." -- Steven C. Hayes, PhD, originator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and author of A Liberated Mind