SCOTT COOPER is a national youth advocate and writer, with special focus on coping skills for young people. His previous books include the award-winning Speak Up and Get Along! (Free Spirit Press) and Sticks and Stones (Random House/Crown). His new book, Rock and Water, provides practical, research-based tools to help enhance the well-being of adults, based in modern cognitive- and acceptance-based approaches to everyday living. Living in northern California, he is also a COO in private industry.