This is a very good book on human behavior and subtle clues on danger and using your intuition as a source of information, rather than denying it. Very valuable information and well presented.
I have this in paper back, audio cd, and ipod.
This man has done his homework. It is almost an instruction manual on awareness. Very intense is the author in his presentation to equip and educate. I have given this book to many of my friends and they share with their friends.
This audiobook helps to explain your intuition IS actually your brain and body picking up on cues that you may not consciously understand; however are there to protect you. He explains the science behind that "gut feeling" Unlike a lot of safety books this one makes you feel LESS FEAR and more confident. I used to be a victim and have problems. I haven't had a single issue of abuse since and have learned a few tips that show confidence and others have noticed. My friends have changed the way the interact with me. This book is in my top 3 of all times. Keep in mind I have over 600 audiobooks in audibles. It has some life saving info.
Although at times this felt like an advertisement for Becker's firm, it did contain some useful tips and tricks and some powerful anecdotes that just might save your life. I'll probably listen to it again in the future, and if anything ever happens to me that puts me in real danger, I'll probably listen to it a lot more.
It was the title of this book, "The Gift of Fear" that caused me to check it out from the public library initially, but it was the authors practical no nonsense wisdom that prompted me to buy copies of it for all of my daughters! The advice I have gleaned from this book is priceless common sense wisdom I use everyday on and off the job to help me know if someone is lying to me or if my safety is in jeopardy. I recommend this book to teens, men and women in abusive situations, parents, employers, the elderly and anyone who is tired of living with worry and dread for their safety in this day and age. Buy this empowering book then gift it to those you love and listen to it over and over until you can bring it to mind, when you need it!
I really would have liked this author if I hadn't know the statistics he was quoting, before hand, about "gun violence" or just violence really, were wrong and over inflated. I read ALOT on violence statistics and he seemed to be more focused on 'gun stats' - which even the Federal Crimes FBI reports don't even place that high. He seems to have an agenda here.
While I'm not a fan of North Eastern or New York accents, I know he did his best and you can tell he put everything into this recording.
His techniques are accurate, other than misquoting gun statistics (which, given this is a Oprah Club book ... that's normally the agenda), his experience can not be discounted.
Lay off the anti-gun retoric and just focus on the issue of violence. You do no one any favors by playing into the 'gun violence' game.
This book was so much not what I expected it to be from reading the title. It does cover fear as a survival mechanism, but more importantly it talks about the ways people interact and how to interpret certain behaviors as predictive of future conflict/violence. I would say that this was an important book for any middle or upper manager to read because it deals with violence in the workplace. And for a women to read because it deals with violence against women. And men to read because it deals with both gender stalking. And for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of an abusive relationship.
I have experience with sexually abused children and abused women. The advice in this book is accurate and helpful.
I look in my library and see, sorry it is not available. I've read the book before. It is outstanding.
A must read
The real world advice
Yes, but I didnt because I listen at work and wanted to save some for work. But I am almost done and I will probably listen to this book again.
Please make another book like this, it is full of excellent advice. You brought up things I had no idea I was doing. I am taking his advice and feel more secure.