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.
I read this book because Amy Poehler mentioned it in her book (and I loved her book) and I have felt a little fear paralysis in the past year that I wanted to explore. It wasn't at all what I expected, but I liked that it helped me process fear, rational and irrational thinking, others intentions and actions, and trusting and ignoring intuition.
Very practical and filled with knowledge for solving different situations causing fear. The music in the audio book was a little weird and the volume of the reader was changing throughout the book. Overall a must read for all women and everyone else.
"The Gift of Fear" was an amazing read that helps you to understand that fear cannot only be good but may be essential. The depth and clarity at which the benefits of fear are presented is a must for anyone desiring to better understand the world around them. The author talks about and redefines what fear actually is and shows how you need not live with stress and worry to have fear be your ally. I highly recommend this book.