Readers seeking ideas for improving their lives will find Coping with Life Challenges, 2/E highly accessible and empowering. Kleinke synthesizes a wealth of information that researchers have discovered about coping. First he introduces "coping" and defines important terms. Next is a discussion of specific challenges and the coping skills to deal with them. An additional two chapters are devoted to examining particular, personal experiences of people confronted with difficult issues, such as illness and injury. The final chapter discusses coping as a life philosophy that can lead to becoming a self-fulfilled, well-rounded person. Self-scoring assessment questionnaires throughout the book allow readers to assess their coping strengths and weaknesses. Learning to cope is not an inborn talent; it is a set of skills that can be developed--especially with the help of this book! Title of related interest from Waveland Press: Kerr, Becoming a Therapist: A Workbook for Personal Exploration (ISBN 9781577661313).