- Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Dell; 1 edition (May 11 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440226198
- ISBN-13: 978-0440226192
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.8 x 17.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 227 g
- Average Customer Review: 174 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence Mass Market Paperback – May 11 1998
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"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
"Chilling and fascinating."—Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Nine
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"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."
"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
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There is nothing spooky or supernatural about having a bad feeling. Our mind does a great job to notice things we disregard quickly. Afraid we might look wimpy.
Instinct is not a special gift; we are all born with it.
The author discusses how to understand threats, dealing with people who refuse to take “no” for an answer, and people who refuse to let go of a situation or another person. Other topics covered are how to deal with domestic violence, workplace violence, and stalking.
The Gift of Fear show us that much behavior is predictable, and we can learn to protect ourselves by paying attention to our “gut feelings” and using common sense. Definitely a book everyone should read.
For 10 bucks, you really should read it. I night recommend this book.
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