Students and practitioners in the helping professions seeking effective coping strategies for their clients as well as general readers seeking ideas for improving their lives will find Coping with Life Challenges, Second Edition, 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!Chris L. Kleinke is the author of 'Coping with Life Challenges (2nd Edition)', published 2002 under ISBN 9781577662358 and ISBN 1577662350.