A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do: The Safety Chick's Guide to Living Safe and Smart by Kathleen Baty, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do: The Safety Chick's Guide to Living Safe and Smart

A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do: The Safety Chick's Guide to Living Safe and Smart

by Kathleen Baty
     
 

Sassy single gal, high-powered exec in high heels, carefree college co-ed, harried soccer mom-- no matter who you are, you deserve to feel secure doing your own thing anytime, anywhere. With a little help from the Safety Chick, it's a cinch. Sharing lessons she's learned--the hard way--along with proven tips from a battery of experts in street smarts, Kathleen Baty

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Sassy single gal, high-powered exec in high heels, carefree college co-ed, harried soccer mom-- no matter who you are, you deserve to feel secure doing your own thing anytime, anywhere. With a little help from the Safety Chick, it's a cinch. Sharing lessons she's learned--the hard way--along with proven tips from a battery of experts in street smarts, Kathleen Baty gets specific about what to pack for a business trip, where it's safe to shop online, when to report a creepy co-worker, and how to tell that guy who's bothering you at the bar to get lost-- for good. Complete with step-by-step instructions on how to stop an assailant dead in his tracks with your words, your hands, or, if necessary, a few easy-to-use self-defense weapons, this book is a master class in personal safety for women of all ages.

"Many women believe that violence is a mystery that can be understood only by men, but Kathleen Baty knows better. Throughout this book she shows that intuition is deep, brilliant, and powerful."--Gavin de Becker, from the Foreword

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Kathleen Baty succeeds in turning her own experience as a victim of a terrifying stalking into an extremely useful guidebook on safety for women. Bravo!” —Susan Herman, Executive Director, National Center for Victims of Crime

“At last, a practical guide to personal safety for women living in today's world!” —Gregory S. Boles, President, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and Director, Global Threat Management, Kroll Inc.

“Kathleen Baty's book is a must-read for every woman who wants commonsense advice about how not to become a crime victim. I highly recommend it.” —Jill Schall, President, Women Prosecutors of California

Library Journal
This frank, informative book concerns all aspects of personal safety for women. Baty, known as the "Safety Chick," appears on TV, writes articles, and gives presentations on personal safety based on her own experience of being stalked. The information, though brief, proves illuminating, e.g., five pages on self-defense aerosols like pepper sprays (how they work, foams vs. sprays, etc.) feature in the chapter on self-defense products. Other chapters are similarly broken into sections that contain tips for different realms, such as the home (draw the curtains) and work (have security escort you to your car). The advice is thoughtful and comprehensive, and while much is common sense, this book gathers it all in one place, much like Kenneth Shore's Keeping Kids Safe: A Guide for Parents of Toddlers and Teens-and All the Years in Between. Baty's friendly, open style succeeds in making learning about personal safety a positive experience. Recommended. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579546397
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/19/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

On her mission to make the world safe for womankind, Kathleen Baty has appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Leeza, and Extra, and has been featured in such publications as Glamour, Redbook, Woman's Day, and USA Today. After helping to get the nation's first anti-stalking law passed, she now conducts seminars on personal safety and counsels victims of violent crime.

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