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The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence


The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

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    Available in PDF Format | The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence.pdf | English
    Gavin de Becker(Author Narrator)
True fear is a gift.
Unwarranted fear is a curse.
Learn how to tell the difference.

A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust--and act on--our gut instincts.

In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger--before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.

From the Paperback edition.

" A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering." --"The Boston Globe" " De Becker has a lot to say about crime and the fear of crime, and he says it persuasively...his blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers." --"Newsweek" " Important and provocative." --Linda A. Fairstein, sex crimes prosecutor and author " Chilling and fascinating." --Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson"A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering."--The Boston Globe

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  • PDF | Unknown pages
  • Gavin de Becker(Author Narrator)
  • Phoenix Audio; Abridged edition (Jun. 2006)
  • English
  • 10
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle
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  • By J Bannion on 10 May 2017

    This book was an eye opener, listing many survival signals that seek to protect vulnerable people from harm, if they learn to recognize them. The book offers an insight into why certain things happen, these are actually not on the spur of the moment as many people believe, but once certain events have taken place. I found the first few chapters especially interesting, although it is good throughout. A must for women who sometimes feel insecure in certain situations, or for those looking for a way out of a difficult relationship. Trust your intuition and the signals that warn you of real danger, it may one day save your life.

  • By Annie on 9 March 2015

    This is a brilliant book. Such an intriguing and empowering perspective on fear. I think this is especially relevant these days, with all the fear-mongering and propoganda from the mainstream media. But this book addresses personal, intimate fear. I mean fear not just of the bigger outside world, but in your day-to-day experiences and dealing with individuals as well. It's a great perspective on safety and how we can take care of ourselves. He shows you how to think rationally and not just be mindlessly afraid of everything.

  • By Guest on 5 June 2017

    An outstanding book, having qualified as a behaviour analyst some years ago. I thought that this book might give me a bit if useful information. Wrong!!!!! This book is brilliant gives a gold mine of information a brilliant read.

  • By brownbabygirl on 2 May 2017

    Great book! Hope I never need the tips shared but I now feel best placed to read people/situations. I knocked a star off because there were some repetitions (copy paste) and also too much detail in some sections, making it feel like a psychology class.

  • By FS on 3 August 2017

    Very interesting, would recommend as useful reading for everyone.

  • By Cat on 17 August 2017

    fantastic, interesting book that i would recommend to anyone - quite a reader-friendly book as it's not overly academic (and inaccessible)

  • By Guest on 11 May 2017

    Absolutely outstandingI have highly recommended this to several people

  • By Guest on 22 August 2017

    Loved it. Easy read fascinating stories. A bit old but still relevant. Will use the insights in my life, recommend it.

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