Videos: Sebastian Junger on Fear, Risk, and Journalism
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Risk is the fear that you'll die. And that's something that all of us are running all of the time.
In the second, he discusses journalism. He retells the moment that inspired him to build a career covering dangerous work, from commercial fishing to war. The bestselling author also dishes advice on where to report now, and how to choose a book topic.
If someone came up to me and said I want to write a book, I would say you need to find a topic. I only know abut non-fiction, first of all. SO I'd say you need to find a non-fiction topic that you are so interested in that if you spent the next year researching it, and you didn't get a contract, you'd be OK.
You can read more about Junger's new book War and his new movie Restrepo on sebastianjunger.com.