by Gavin De Becker
“The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence” is an impressive book for everyone, especially women, should read this book and learn to trust the power of your intuition. Gavin de Becker is the author of this attractive book. Written in a captivating style, Gavin de Becker gives provides practical information through anecdotes, which makes the information easier to recall once the book has been laid aside. De Becker is a very authoritative writer who has earned his credibility and a perspective that few can authentically own. His anecdotes are riveting and his personal revelations are heartbreaking. This is an excellent book for anyone who lives in fear, but more so for those who reject fear – they ignore nature’s alarm system. Read this book. It may very well one day save your life or, better yet, help you to stop worrying so you can live your life. He talks about the importance of intuition for both men and women and how listening to it can help you to better read situations to avoid violence. He also provides excellent examples of situations when people rationalized their intuition and the outcome. De Becker has wonderful and very credible experience in the arena of crimes against females. In this book, he provides very logical and easy steps females should take when encountering strange men. Most of all, he consistently reminds the reader that the number one most valuable protective resource a female has is her intuition. To never doubt it, never try to reason it away in the name of politeness, because it can most certainly save your life.
Expert on violent behavior Gavin is the author of “The Gift of Fear”, first published in 1997 and still in print for its valuable insights. De Becker wants his readers to understand that true fear is a gift of our biological makeup, an ability to sense and react to danger even before we are consciously aware of it. Those warnings are all too often ignored or suppressed, leading a depressing number of people into perilous and even deadly circumstances. De Becker takes an unflinching look at human nature and suggests we do the same, in the interests of our own self-protection. At the same time, De Becker is anxious that to reinforce the concurrent lesson that unwarranted fear is a curse, that we waste time worrying about dangers that are remote or that we can do nothing about. This even-handed approach keeps “The Gift of Fear” from turning into another alarmist expose about the hazards of modern life, and places it firmly in the realm of information likely to be useful to every reader. “The Gift of Fear” is perhaps overly long but easy, as De Becker cites a long string of examples from his personal and working life to reinforce his key points, but this long recitation may be necessary to drive home his lessons. Ultimate, “The Gift of Fear” is very highly recommended to every reader who expects to have to live in the modern world.