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Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwritingby Michelle Dresbold
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Have you ever looked at someone and thought:
He looks honest.
Are you always right?
Looks can be deceiving, but handwriting never lies. Handwriting profiling is an amazingly accurate tool for assessing how people think, feel, and act. In fact, handwriting profiling is so accurate that the FBI, the CIA, and the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad use it to build detailed psychological profiles of some of the world's most dangerous individuals. And thousands of major corporations use handwriting profiling to help them make the right hiring decisions.
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." (When you see these traits in someone's script, she says, "it's time to stop reading and start running!")
Dresbold also explains how criminals are tracked through handwritten clues and what spouses, friends, or employees might be hiding in their script.
Finally, Dresbold re-examines the handwriting evidence in several notorious unsolved cases. She uncovers fascinating clues that reveal the secret side of Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the ax murder of her parents in 1893's "trial of the century." Dresbold also reveals astonishing details about the author of the JonBenÉt Ramsey ransom note, and she presents startling new evidence that exposes the real Jack the Ripper (contrary to popular theories, he wasn't a prince or a painter after all).
Sex, Lies, and Handwriting will have you paying a bit more attention to your — and everyone else's — penmanship.
Handwriting expert Dresbold draws on her extensive experience helping law enforcement agencies around the country on cases involving kidnapping, murder, embezzlement, and stalking to provide insight into a person's background, psychology, and behavior.
About the Author
James Kwalwasser is the cocreator and editor of "The Handwriting Doctor" syndicated column. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Table of Contents
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
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
The Forensic Files
13 Bad to the Bone
14 The Devil's in the Details
15 Mad Doctors
16 Busted by a Handwriting Detective
17 Profile of an Axe Murderer
18 Who Wrote the JonBenÉt Ramsey Ransom Note?
19 The Letter from Hell
Let's Get Personal
20 The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But...
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