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The book I wish I had read 10 years ago

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K.S.R. (KareyShane) | 162 comments Mod
Yesterday Oprah did a show on domestic violence. A woman was on whose former husband tried to kill her. The details are pretty awful so I won't write them here.

But my MIL told me she mentioned a book that every woman needs to have. It talks about red flags in relationships, etc. Does anyone know the title of it? It sounds like a great book to discuss here.


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K.S.R. (KareyShane) | 162 comments Mod
OK I found it. It's Gavin de Becker's, The Gift of Fear. I feel like it's really important that we discuss this book. Let me tell you a story about why: like the lady on the show, Teri, I ended up being in a life-threatening marriage after my first marriage ended. Because I chose not to listen to the fear or admit that I saw red flags, that choice has cost me being able to raise my children over the last nine years. We're 2400 miles apart and see each other during a few weeks each summer and holidays. If anyone out there feels like discussing The Gift of Fear because you know someone who would benefit from the topic, let me know. I agree with Oprah that every woman needs to read this book. I'll admit that I haven't read it yet, but I wish I had ten years ago.


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candy (fabt) | 12 comments I'm intrigued!!!


message 4: by K.S.R. (new)

K.S.R. (KareyShane) | 162 comments Mod
Do you think it would be a good book to discuss here?


message 5: by candy (new)

candy (fabt) | 12 comments Sure, 10 yrs is a long time...Smile, and its an important topic.


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K.S.R. (KareyShane) | 162 comments Mod
Alright, let's do it! I'll check it out of the library. When would you like to start?


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candy (fabt) | 12 comments I'm ready when u r!


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K.S.R. (KareyShane) | 162 comments Mod
Sorry for the delay, candy. I had no idea how busy I'd be with the book launch. Do you want to do the discussion?


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K.S.R. (KareyShane) | 162 comments Mod
Sorry for not being clear, CAndy. And I accidentally deleted your comment when I meant to delete the message below it that was a bunch of book images with no message.

Yes, would you like to lead the discussion for The Gift of Fear? Any interest in doing that?


message 10: by 713Josh (new)

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message 11: by Sandysconnected (new)

Sandysconnected | 5 comments I think the Gift of Fear would be amazing for a discussion. The more knowledge women (and men) can have about domestic violence, the more young ladies we can hopefully save in years to come (our daughters!)


message 12: by K.S.R. (last edited Jan 05, 2011 11:32AM) (new)

K.S.R. (KareyShane) | 162 comments Mod
Thanks for the feedback. We'll plan on doing The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker in March. Sound good? I'll check with others on the Book Discussion thread.


message 13: by Sandysconnected (new)

Sandysconnected | 5 comments I just want to add that I wish I would have read the Color Purple 10 years ago, too.


message 14: by Karen (new)

Karen Zacharias (KarenZach) | 7 comments A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder. It would have made me a lot more alert as a woman & mother.


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The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence (other topics)