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Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe
Stalking may seem like something that happens only to celebrities. In fact, it is an overlooked, yet extremely prevalent form of domestic violence--far more widespread than many people suppose. Now journalist Linden Gross provides all the necessary tools readers need to know to handle inappropriate obsessive attention. Readers will discover how to control their natural rea ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 2nd 2000 by Da Capo Lifelong Books
(first published November 1994)
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A good book, mostly dealing with in person issues. Most of the information didn't apply to my situation, but it's good advice nonetheless for how to rationally handle situations you may not have control over & how to protect your boundaries. Recommended reading to anyone who wants to expand their awareness & skillset for dealing with tough situations like this.
It's not really until the last two chapters do you get anything useful from this book in my opinion. The rest of the book is filled with stalking horror stories and at the end of each chapter three or four token sentences on "how to be safe" She gives advice such as stop being the nice girl next door. Whaaat? Now I read Gavin de Beckers book first and apparently this women did as well and it so impressed her she wrote her own very watered down version of it. She does give De Becker credit for ba ...more
“A minority of the mentally ill stalkers who are arrested are deemed to be incurable, either because of their condition or because of their refusal to take medication. Many present a real danger to those they’ve focused on. Yet mental institutions are often unwilling to accept mentally ill patients prone to violence.”More quotes…