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True fear is often a signal that can save your life. Are you listening?

The baby-sitter you've just hired makes you uneasy — what should you do? You sense you are being followed — do you confront the stranger...or run? A fired employee says "You'll be sorry" — should you take him seriously? A person in the elevator you are about to enter just doesn't look right — do you wait for the next car? 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, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how 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.

Review:

"A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering." The Boston Globe

Review:

"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

Review:

"Important and provocative." Linda A. Fairstein, sex crimes prosecutor and author

Review:

"Chilling and fascinating." Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson

Synopsis:

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, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how 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.

About the Author

Gavin de Becker is a three-time presidential appointee whose pioneering work has changed the way our government evaluates threats to our nation's highest officials. His firm advises many of the world's most prominent media figures, corporations, and law enforcement agencies on predicting violence, and it also serves regular citizens who are victims of domestic abuse and stalking. De Becker has advised the prosecution on major cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He has testified before many legislative bodies and has successfully proposed new laws to help manage violence.

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Man or woman. Young or old. All people should read this book.
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This is a book that everyone should read and then give to those that they love to read. I know it's been said before but this book can really save your life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440508830
Author:
de Becker, Gavin
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Gavin de Becker
Author:
Gavin de Becker
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Fear
Subject:
Victims of crimes
Subject:
Intuition
Subject:
Violent crimes
Subject:
Psychology, Social.
Subject:
Crime Victims.
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Women, Crimes against
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Nr. 15
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x .96 in .75 lb

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Product details 384 pages Random House - English 9780440508830 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Important and provocative."
"Review" by , "Chilling and fascinating." Jeffrey Toobin, author of
"Synopsis" by , 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, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how 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.

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