Having read numerous self-help books particularly aimed at depression and anxiety I was interested to read this one which focuses on a single concept, which i would say is not often dealt with so frankly in other books. Obviously any self-help book on this area is bound to try and increase your psychological coping skill and thereby resilience. So how could this book really be different and find an unexplored niche. Well, the main thrust is that it is based on a 'survey' of anonymous resilient people, and what makes them tick. Clearly this is not a terribly scientific approach and it would have been more fun had the resilient people been for example celebreties.....nevertheless its an easy and fairly fun read and does focus your attention on bouncing back from life's downs, which are inevitable, like the break up of a relationship. There are moments in the book where i would say the tone encourages a sense of competitive drive, bordering on perfectionism - these are traits which are generally viewed as suspect in other CBT books because for some people these tendencies contribute to anxiety and depression. Overall i would say that other books on depression/anxiety are better e.g. by Paul Gilbert, but if you have read those and habituated to them then this alternative take might be helpful/refreshing.