The New Superpower for Women

The New Superpower for Women

Trust your Intuition, Predict Dangerous Situations, and Defend Yourself From the Unthinkable

Book - 2017
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"In The New Superpower for Women, Steve Kardian, a thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, FBI defense tactics instructor, and an expert on the criminal mind, demonstrates how to become a "hard target" and not a "soft target" by simply trusting your gut. Additionally, he shows how the habits of safety can become an integral part of your daily routine"--
Publisher: New York, NY : Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017
Edition: First Touchtone trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501159244
Branch Call Number: 613.66082 K145N 2017
Characteristics: x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pistek, A. Clara


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May 18, 2019

I think this book could benefit from some editing and I occasionally found the tone a little condescending. however, the information inside is so good those issues can be overlooked.

I have read a few self defense/survival books, but much of what I read in this book was new to me. the book focuses not on self defense moves, but avoiding a bad situation before it happens. there is information on situational awareness, what criminals look for in a victim and who is most likely to be the perpetrator.

I learned the most from the section about alcohol and date rape. I didn't know that young adults can get drunk and get alcohol poisoning from half the alcohol I would take to effect an older adult of the same size. or that date rape drugs are often carried in eye drop containers. and that bartenders and bouncers can work with rapists to help them drug women. this would be a really good book for women to read before going off to college.

Nov 13, 2017

Good solid overview of the role intuition plays in self-protection. I especially liked the focus on teaching skills at an earlier age for girls. Minor nitpick: the book goes out of scope at times by too broad a reach (how to build a safe room?) but in general, discusses difficult topics in a level, practical tone. Of note is that both the male and the female authors successfully grew past their own sexual attacks.


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