This is an amazing book that opens up a whole new way of thinking about fear. I'f you have children, it's a must read; along with protecting the gift by the same author. The authors practical good sense approach to this suject of fear, feels right. Any reader ever faced with real danger in their lives will instantly understand that he understands. Time and money well spent.
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.
Took me a while to get into this but it was well worth the effort. Offers very good examples of how to recognize a real risk, and how to not agonize over the ones that we create in our heads. Especially good for women and teenage girls. I wish I had known all of this 20 yrs ago.
Having the entire book...
Yes, bought the Kindle version and read it from cover to cover.
The abridged version had only four instead of nine chapters. It shortened the discussion of some key issues, which made them fairly hard to understand or made it hard for the implications to sink in. Many examples were omitted; some sections were joined together and others were omitted altogether. I reached the end thinking, Was that it? Was that the book everyone raves about? Bought the Kindle version, reread it and it made a huge impact. Maybe if you are simply curious it would be a good read, but if you suspect you can actually benefit from the detailed advice, do yourself a favour and get the book.
This book offers great insights into intuition and fear. I only wish there were more of it. It's too short for such an important subject.
It seems that we bury our intuitive skill of assessing real fear in exchange for worrying about that which we cannot change or control. Gavin de Becker shares his personal stories and helps us reconnect with our innate danger sensing skills.
it was a good book discerning how we interpret our surroundings. It provided a lot to think about, and clarified why we have a gut feeling. The narration was a little dry, but it was a good book nonetheless.