Jaimal Yogis’ The Fear Project Book Tour

Jaimal Yogis' The Fear Project Book Tour

TWS contributing writer Yogis to speak in Hawaii about the science of fear

Honolulu – Award winning journalist and surfer Jaimal Yogis is coming to the Hawaiian islands on the tour for his new hit surf/neuroscience book, The Fear Project. Saturday, March 2 at 1 PM, Yogis will give a talk on the science of fear and sign books at the Barnes and Noble in Honolulu's Ala Moana Mall. The following Friday, March 8, he'll be speaking and signing books at the Paia Community Center at an event hosted by the Surfrider Foundation's Maui Chapter. There will also be surf films, music, and drinks at the event, which will go from 6-9 PM.

In Yogis's critically-acclaimed memoir, Saltwater Buddha (now being made into a film) he told the laugh-out-loud, enlightening tale of running away from home at 16 to Maui to learn to surf. In The Fear Project, Yogis uses the same funny first-person narrative as he sets out to better understand fear both in and out of the water – why does fear so often dominate our lives, what makes it tick, and is there even a way to use it to our advantage? In the process, he plunges readers into great white shark-infested waters, brings them along to surf gut-twisting four-story waves at Mavericks, and gives them access to some of the world's best neuroscience labs, psychologists, and extreme athletes.

"Surfers understand that fear can be both a blessing and a curse," says Yogis. "Fear can be the angel that sharpens your senses and gets you into peak performance or it can be the devil freezing you up at the crest of a wave. Fear can keep you safe when you might be risking too much or it can keep you from achieving your potential. It's the same way in life. I wanted to understand the latest oscience of fear so I could use good fear to my advantage and get all the useless fear out of my life."

For more information, go to www.fearproject.net.

To interview Yogis, contact Aly Mostel, aly.mostel@rodale.com

Event details:

Fear Project Talk and Signing
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1 PM
Barnes and Noble
Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. STE 1272,
Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-949-7307

Fear Project Talk and Signing
Friday, March 8, 6:30 PM
Paia Community Center
Paia, Maui, HI 96779