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THE GIFT OF FEAR

By Gavin de Becker
 

An instant #1 National Bestseller, The Gift of Fear reveals practical lessons from Gavin de Becker’s decades of studying violence. The book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for seventeen weeks and has been published in 13 languages. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey did a special show commemorating the 10th Anniversary of its publication, and the book was featured several other times on her show, as well as two full hours on Larry King Live, three weeks in a row on Prime Time Live, two center pages in Time Magazine, among many others.

In The Gift of Fear, de Becker draws on his extensive expertise to explode the myth that most violent acts are random and unpredictable and shows

Publisher: Dell (May 11, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0440508835
ISBN-13: 978-0440508830
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches

Pages: 384

Only $14.95  

Kindle ebook available on Amazon

that they usually have discernible motives and are preceded by clear warning signs. Through dozens of compelling stories from his own career and life, he unravels the complexities of violent behavior and details the pre-incident indicators (PINs) that can determine if someone poses a danger to us. Readers learn how to:

Recognize the survival signals that warn us about risk from strangers
Rely on their intuition
Separate real from imagined danger
Predict dangerous behavior
Evaluate whether someone will use violence
Move beyond denial so that their intuition works for them

Offering in-depth solutions to people who are dealing with domestic abuse or workplace violence or who are the targets of unwanted pursuit, de Becker also provides unique insight into death threats, stalkers, assassins, children who kill, and mass killers. After reading The Gift of Fear, individuals will be able to confidently answer life’s highest-stakes questions:

Will the employee I must fire react violently?
How should I handle the person who refuses to let go?
What is the best way to respond to threats?
What are the dangers posed by strangers?
How can I help my loved ones be safer?

The Gift of Fear is an important book about human behavior, one which has left millions of readers stronger and safer.


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