Fun with Assault

looking forward to being attacked cover

Looking Forward to Being Attacked

Since Holly and I are trying get our website in shape, I started thinking about some of our first books. More like a “where are they now” type of moment. This particular book always made me laugh and I wondered if I could find it and really take a look.

I found a copy and I have looked at this book cover to cover. I am cracking up even harder than I did in 2009. It is still an awesome book, complete with some lovely late 1970s fashion and women fending off criminals. You will notice in our first safety scenario a guy with a paper bag on his head is grabs a woman’s breasts. Really.  For all our librarians, you will appreciate the scenario of being attacked in the library. Note the book on the floor: Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm (1941). Nice artistic touch for the scenario. Too bad there is a continuity error in the next photo when the book disappears. Maybe the criminal wanted a newer edition? If you want to see the original post, click here. There is a nice pic of the table of contents.

Stay Safe Out There!


self defense scenario for women

self defense if attacked on a tennis court

safety in the library

peeping toms are harmless


  1. The bag wearing, boob grabbing guy has clearly made some questionable fashion choices for his foray into sexual assault.
    Who knew the library was such a dangerous place! This book is a hoot!

  2. Man, that first photo in “Unbalancing Techniques”… Was that before or after the photographer told them to pose? (His hands seem balanced, FTW).

  3. “Don’t shoot the prowler; it takes time and money to train efficient service people…”
    Although the full sentence is not provided, this passage seems to imply the main reason to not shoot prowlers is because it takes money to train service professionals if you accidentally shoot one. That’s pretty damn cold.

  4. I know that a lot of this book is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but the claim that a middle-aged man watching his teenage neighbor through her bedroom window is just a “nuisance” is hard to stomach.

  5. Very interesting ! I never saw Bagman attack pictures before. Must be a guy with a large hair-do who thinks he can grab… But Wonderwoman can easily be recognized on the low-left part of the cover.
    Shout and run, people ! Even in a library, with your permission of course (is the unbalanced guy in charge there ?).

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