The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence (Prebound)

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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.

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."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781613838624
ISBN-10: 161383862X
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: May 11th, 1999
Pages: 372
Language: English