When: Wed., Sept. 9, 7 p.m. 2009
Call it a challenge or call it a crisis: Change is difficult for nearly all of us, especially change that we cannot control. At A Great Good Place for Books (6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland) on September 9, M.J. Ryan -- whose many books include This Year I Will and The Happiness Makeover -- discusses her new handbook on optimizing confidence while minimizing fear, AdaptAbility: How to Survive Change You Didn't Ask For. 7 p.m. GGPBooks.com. Free.