Gavin De Becker, The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence, Random House, NY, 1997, ISBN: 978-0-440-50883-0. This book, sent to me by a federal law-enforcement agent, is a book worth reading. We all are [or should be] aware of ‘situational awareness”, “6th sense”, “gut feeling”, and other terminology that hopefully protects us from bad experiences. The Gift of Fear takes this to another level by helping the reader understand the difference between imagined fear, which can isolate us, and real fear, an actual awareness that something bad may actually happen and allows us to be proactive. De Becker also presents simple but effective tools for differentiating between real and imagined fear. There is a difference between living in fear and having the tools to recognize and control real fear, an important asset to any martial artist, law-enforcement, military or lay person.