Trust Your Radar: Honest Advice for Teens and Young Adults from a Surgeon, Firefighter, Police Officer, Scuba Divemaster, Golfer, and Amateur Comedian

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Goal: Help young adults avoid the major sand traps of life! Target audience: Ages 14 – 40 and parents. Trust Your Radar provides clear information and practical solutions, delivered with memorable, entertaining, and fun stories from the author's varied careers. "Distills everything young people need into one plain-spoken, fun to read format." Parents: You want your kids to know these things! More

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About CB Brooks MD

Physician specializing in Orthopedic Surgery, Microsurgery of the Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremity. Has been known to reattach amputated body parts, if requested.

Firefighter who went from volunteer to certified firefighter, driver-engineer, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief, dive rescue team leader, safety officer, fire instructor, and three time president of fire-rescue volunteer associations.

Police Officer who actually liked road patrol, bicycle and marine units, capturing aggressive drivers, and teaching young people about conflict resolution, anti-bullying, personal safety, alcohol and drug strategies, and decision making skills.

Scuba Divemaster and founder of fire-rescue dive team. Always amazed at the undersea world and its creatures – especially the big ones – whale sharks, great whites, manta rays, schooling hammerheads, whales and dolphins of all types are personal favorites. Has dived the Caribbean, South Africa, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, South America's Galapagos Islands, Micronesia, Hawaii, and lovely dark water accident and crime scenes.

Golfer on an elusive quest to "just get consistently decent" at this loopy game. Likes the scenery, nature, walking with interesting people. Has had two holes-in-one so far, anticipates more. Started as a caddie, became a part-time greenskeeper later in life. Teed it up in Scotland, England, and Ireland. Has strongly advocated that the hole be doubled in size; hasn't heard back yet on this from the USGA, or the Royal and Ancient.

Comedian, amateur, has never been paid. Standup, skits, event emcee, charity auctioneer, valedictorian – no weddings or birthday parties please.

Miscellaneous bonus careers: Fancy doorman, gas station attendant, drummer in a bagpipe band (awesome!), lifeguard, janitor, mechanic's helper, airport limo driver, nocturnal office cleaner, others I can't remember.

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Review by: k j on Sep. 11, 2012 :
Excellent approach to modern life's challenges with realistic advice. Section 1 reads really fast and fun. It describes how our human "brain radars" work and gives clear ways to make decisions.
Section 2 is Radar Training in needed areas like money, credit, investing, health, evaluating people, even driving.
Section 3 is superb- the Radar Jammers in our world! They do "come at you from all directions".
It's fun, easy to understand, and should be taught to everyone.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Natalie Biggan on Aug. 11, 2012 :
Loved it! You achieved your goal with the wealth of information presented in an easy to read, "non preaching" manner. Recommended read for all ages.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: fuzz on June 01, 2012 :
Highly enjoyable and highly educational! In a world of information overload, this book gives you what you need for success in areas like relationships, money management, health, and many others. The Brain Radar Jammers section is extremely enlightening! This is the advanced course in life. Those who read it will be rewarded.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bert Higgins on May 30, 2012 : (no rating)
Great advice for people of all ages. Older readers can relate to topics and how they learned their life lessons (good luck or hard knocks). Younger readers can avoid the mistakes of their peers and elders by following the concepts. In a world of over-reaction, it's good to stop, take a breath, think then act. I'd recommend the book for all.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: p cole on May 23, 2012 :
Really, really good information for everyone. Stories make it fun and easy to read! You will definitely learn many useful things. You'd have to read a hundred selfhelp books to get a fraction of what's in here. Super!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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