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The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence


In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the US' leading expert on violent behaviour, shows you how to spot even subtle ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

Overall customer rating: 5.000

life saving and interesting

by JMOB on Nov 7, 2014

I'd recommend this book to everyone, particularly women, and think it should be taught in HS. It explains how to increase your safety living among others (known and unknown) who would rather do you harm. Considering that the American Psychological Association estimates that one out of every 30 or so people in society is a Sociopath (they now call it Antisocial Personality Disorder), it makes sense to be aware and have useful information to protect yourself.


Needed Reading

by tomato2 on Dec 22, 2011

Becker is a professional at predicting violent behavior based upon a person's actions, vocabulary, and means of coming on (especially) to a woman. The gift of fear is that feeling or intuition that makes someone feel uncomfortable or unsafe in a situation. This is excellent reading with great advice for girls and women (but valuable to all) as many illustrations and stories are given to illustrate his points. I bought it for all the women in my life as a means of making them aware of dangerous situations that they may have overlooked in the past.


Gift of Information

by LinSan on Jun 3, 2010

Gavin DeBecker's "Gift of Fear" is definitely a must read for everyone...This book has scads of examples, facts, etc., that one needs in order to gain knowledge of how dangerous situations happen, and how one can perhaps avoid these situations.


An extremely helpful book

by CathyD on Nov 19, 2009

I keep re-reading this book. It contains such a wealth of information and advice, and is very well written. Anyone who experiences fear at any level must read this book! It offers tips and tools, as well as sound advice on being smart about how you deal with fear.



by Custard on Nov 19, 2009

I heard about this book on Glen Beck. I'm glad I found it. I've never seen another book like it, that addresses the issue of personal safety and what you can do to increase your protection. The author owns a Security Co. with celebrity clients, politicians, etc. and really knows his stuff.

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