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"A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering."―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."―
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The Gift of Fear offers the gift of survival. Read it."―Linden Gross, author of To Have or to Harm

“Superb and compelling, bringing into focus the complexity of human response to real or perceived danger. De Becker redefines the parameters of fear and challenges the basis of a fear response. This book is for everyone who has ever feared.”―
Ann Wolpert Burgess, Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

“This book can save your life…It should be read by everyone who wants to triumph over fear.”―
Scott Gordon, former Chairman of the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council

“The ability to protect oneself from violent behavior, largely through one’s own intuition, is the central premise of de Becker’s book—thus, fear is a gift. The book taps the anxieties of an era.”―
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“Gavin de Becker’s book is the first to explain that our powers of intuition are the best protection we have against violence.”―
Daniel M. Petrocelli, lead counsel for plaintiffs in Fred Goldman v. O. J. Simpson

“A tour de force…Riveting, instructive, a book that dissects the phenomenon of violence, unravels its mysteries, and shows us how to prevail.”―
Erika Holzer, author of Eye for an Eye

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and their loved ones. It offers potentially life-saving information in a style that is compelling. It is by far the best book I have read on how to handle violence, and I recommend it to one and all.”―Theresa Saldana, actress and founder of Victims for Victims

“Gavin de Becker’s brilliant insights and encyclopedic familiarity with the minds of criminals have made powerful contributions to the successful prosecution of many cases, including mine, and now he shares that knowledge with his readers.”―
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Back Bay Books; 1st edition (February 9, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316235776
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316235778
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches
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Gavin de Becker is a three-time presidential appointee whose pioneering work has changed the way our government evaluates threats to our nation's highest officials. His firm advises many of the world's most prominent media figures, corporations, and law enforcement agencies on predicting violence, and it also serves regular citizens who are victims of domestic abuse and stalking. De Becker has advised the prosecution on major cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He has testified before many legislative bodies and has successfully proposed new laws to help manage violence.

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