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Fight Like a Girl...and Win: Defense Decisions for Women

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Title: Fight Like a Girl...and Win( Defense Decisions for Women) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: LoriHartmanGervasi <>Publisher: Griffin
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 21st 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Sarah Grahamcracker
Aug 04, 2012 Sarah Grahamcracker rated it it was amazing
This book is an absolute must- read for anyone. I isn't your typical self defense book, there are no diagrams or specific moves to practice. More importantly, it helps you learn to be aware of possible threatening situations, and gives you strategies for diffusing them or escaping them. Don't be that woman who thinks that nothing bad can ever happen to you. Pick up this book and learn how to defend yourself. I feel strongly about this, because reading this book saved my life. There are not ...more
SmarterLilac
Jan 06, 2013 SmarterLilac rated it liked it
Not bad. The author gets points for telling women a) that when women resist attacks by violent people they manage to escape more than half the time and b) to fight back against violence against them.

And boy, does she. Lori Hartman Gervasi encourages a take-no-prisoners approach to defending our lives, which, well, more power to her on that score. Especially since she goes out of her way to note that one reason many women don't fight back is because they have been conditioned to believe it's 'unl
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Justwinter
Jan 25, 2012 Justwinter rated it it was ok
Shelves: essay, own, firearms-women
Wanted this book to be more useful, but felt it was extremely repetitive--as in, it needed either a better editor or more strict guidelines for content-based, information building chapters, versus rehashing of formerly mentioned topics, just re-presented in alternating chapters.

I'm going to eventually give it another read and see if I was in the wrong head-space for this, but in fact, I feel thus far it's just one more book that seems as though you'll learn a lot from it, but in the end, it jus
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Greg
Jul 10, 2011 Greg rated it really liked it
Not a book if you are looking for physical moves, but it provides an accurate and thorough review of the mental aspects and pre -confrontation decisions a woman needs to consider to keep herself safe.This one is one of the few books I will actually recommend to my women's self defense classes.
Whitney
May 18, 2014 Whitney rated it really liked it
I think the book is a good advertisement for women to learn about self-defense. I do think the book by itself isn't as helpful without taking multiple self-defense classes. I recommend reading "The Gift of Fear," that book provides some insights into the criminal mind.
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Pretty awesome self-defense tips. Plus, I emailed her and she responded, which is always cool.
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