The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker; This is another book that our librarians have put up in the ‘adult books in the children’s section’ and I picked up on a whim I suppose. I am really really glad I did – de Becker does not mess around and addresses something I’ve noticed and worried about in our American society for years without a real name for it. America is violent – violence happens here all the time. In our homes, in our streets, and in greater numbers than other places in the world. These are facts. de Becker posits that we all have an intuition that is always watching and keeping us safe. He tells several true stories about how it has saved lives – or how ignoring it to be polite has cost lives. This is a must read for all women to keep ourselves safe and it is a must read for all men to understand the threats women are constantly under.