Yes, it hones in on why you get that uneasy feeling with certain people. For intuitive types, this is not always easy to pinpoint. Often you feel something, but don't know exactly why. As a female, society tells you to be understanding and accepting of differences. Unfortunately, this can lead us down the rabbit hole with people that have deceptive intentions. Whether they pose an immediate danger or they might be more patient and willing to wait years for it all to play out. This book provides the why behind that vague gut feeling. Thank you, Gavin de Becker!
It was very personal. He shared his life story and a contrast to those that were not as fortunate as him. He provided insights from a very experienced point of view.
The narration was wonderful. His tone matched the serious topic at hand without being boring.
All of them.
My 16 year old daughter loved the book, as well. She has an interest in criminology. I feel compelled to share it with other friends with daughters, especially.
de Becker has a unique perspective and presents some good ideas and wisdom. He comes across as arrogant though. He would do well to present his ideas from a more stochastic perspective. His lack of humility undermines his own wisdom at times. If you can look past this, it's still a worthwhile read.
Everyone should read this. I found it very relatable to situations in my own past. It validates a lot things that came to mind back then.
I live by the quote "Victorious win first then go to war. The defeated go to war seeking to win" - Sun Tzu The art of war
Win first by getting this book.
Enthralling, very eye opening to say the least. Puts a whole new light on your past experiences. You will find yourself making sense of that nags from years past.
Great Preventative Insight
I thought the narrator was pretty darn dry. I would have hired someone that was more captivating and spent the money on a narrator that would be engaging with his/her voice. This book had a lot of great content to share and it was being held back by the narrator.
There were multiple parts of the book that were moving. I thought that the various stories of victims and the information that they should have perceived or acted on just prior to their moments that they were victimized were great lessons learned. I think teenager girls as well as adult women should read this book. I think those who deal with criminals in their working relationships should read this book.