True fear is a gift.
Unwarranted fear is a curse.
Learn how to tell the difference.
A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts.
In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger—before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.
From the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Irene van der Zande is an international expert in personal safety, a prolific author, and an inspiring trainer. As the founder and executive director of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, known as Kidpower for short, Irene has been a tireless leader in protecting and empowering children, teens, and adults around the world for more than two decades. Irene has written comprehensive training manuals, books for children as well as for adult, articles, and blogs, creating an extensive and growing library of resources to bring "People Safety" knowledge into the daily practices of individuals, families, schools, organizations, and communities. Kidpower has directly served more than 2.5 million people of all ages and abilities since its founding in 1989, offering workshops and an extensive free and low-cost selection of articles, podcasts, blog posts, curriculum teaching kits and books, including: "Bullying - What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe," the "Kidpower Safety Comics" series, and "The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults," a comprehensive resource for adults who want to learn how to protect the emotional and physical safety of the young people in their lives. Kidpower's newest global initiative is the "One Million Safer Kids campaign, which has the goal of making at least one million young people safer from bullying, violence, and abuse through greater awareness, action, and skills by July 1, 2016.
"A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering."—The Boston Globe
"De Becker has a lot to say about crime and the fear of crime, and he says it persuasively...his blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers."—Newsweek
"Chilling and fascinating."—Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Nine
From the Paperback edition.