Exactly as the title sounds, Alter’s Anatomy of a Breakthrough (Simon & Schuster) is a step-by-step guide to getting unstuck when it matters most in life. He outlines a guide or to-do list that documents ways to break free from thoughts, life situations, relationships, positions, or really anything that is holding you back in life. Based on his two decades of experience studying those paralyzed by decisions, Alter’s introduces the friction audit — a process that walks people through the unhelpful emotions, patterns of thought, and behaviors that lead to blocks. The book includes examples of people who benefited from this philosophy and the lessons they learned — from the sub-elite swimmer who unlocked Olympic gold to the little-known actor who overcame rejection to achieve worldwide fame