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Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting


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Handwriting expert Michelle Dresbold—the only civilian to be invited to the United States Secret Service's Advanced Document Examination training program—draws on her extensive experience helping law enforcement agencies around the country on cases involving kidnapping, arson, forgery, murder, embezzlement, and stalking to take us inside the mysterious world of crossed t's and dotted i's.

In Sex, Lies, and Handwriting, Dresbold explains how a single sentence can provide insight into a person's background, psychology, and behavior. Throughout the book, Dresbold explores the handwriting of sly politicians, convicted criminals, notorious killers, suspected cheats, and ordinary people who've written to Dresbold’s “The Handwriting Doctor” column for help. She shows you how to identify the signs of a dirty rotten scoundrel and a lying, cheating, backstabbing lover. And she introduces you to some of the most dangerous traits in handwriting, including weapon-shaped letters, “shark's teeth,” “club strokes,” and “felon’s claws.”

Dresbold also explains how criminals are tracked through handwritten clues and what spouses, friends, or employees might be hiding in their script. Sex, Lies, and Handwriting will have you paying a bit more attention to your—and everyone else’s—penmanship.


"Much of hucksterism turns on an exaggerated sense of certainty. Wrinkle creams, dietary supplements, vinotherapy, sex enhancers: All are sold not merely on their inflated (if unsupported) claims but also by the evangelical testimonials of their faithful.

Michelle Dresbold is one of the faithful. In 'Sex, Lies, and Handwriting,' she takes us on a breathless tour of the slashes and curlicues... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

James Kwalwasser is the cocreator and editor of "The Handwriting Doctor" syndicated column. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Table of Contents



Part I:

Basic Concepts of Handwriting Profiling (a Fun Super-Condensed Mini Course)

1 Brainwriting 101

2 From the Erogenous Zone to the Twilight Zone

3 The Private I

4 How to Read a Signature

Part II:

Stop Reading and Start Running!

5 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

6 Sabotage in Their Script

7 Cruel and Unusual Letters

8 Crackups and Meltdowns

9 The Dictator, the Mobster, and Me

10 Is That a Phallic Symbol in Your Handwriting or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

11 Crossing the Line

12 Tick...Tick...Tick...

Part III:

The Forensic Files

13 Bad to the Bone

14 The Devil's in the Details

15 Mad Doctors

16 Busted by a Handwriting Detective

Part IV:


17 Profile of an Axe Murderer

18 Who Wrote the JonBenÉt Ramsey Ransom Note?

19 The Letter from Hell

Part V:

Let's Get Personal

20 The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But...



Product Details

A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting
Dresbold, Michelle
Kwalwasser, James
Kwalwasser, James
Free Press
Handwriting Analysis
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8.66x5.66x1.03 in. .85 lbs.

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