Resilience, defined in Dante Cicchetti’s foreword as "the more optimistic component of the psychopathology-risk equation" (p. xx), which had already heralded "a reformulation of the deficit models that characterized earlier viewpoints" (p. xix), made its debut in the psychology literature well before the appearance of this book. For example, three chapters on resilience were included in the second volume of the classic Developmental Psychopathology, a tome aptly titled Risk, Disorder, and Adaptation(1). With this new collection, however, superbly edited by Suniya Luthar of Teachers College at Columbia University, the field of psychological resilience has reached a new level of clarity and sophistication. Not only are the processes underlying resilience made explicit and clear (in a way that invites one to think of the book as a psychological counterpart to a textbook of human physiology), but its empirical building blocks are included as integral components. Nothing has gone to waste here: each empirical finding supports a larger concept, and no concept—no matter how small—is made in the absence of solid research backing.