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About the author:
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, 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.
Trust Your Radar
Honest Advice For Teens and Young Adults from a Surgeon, Firefighter, Police Officer, Scuba Divemaster, Golfer, and Amateur Comedian
C. B. Brooks M.D.
Avoid Life's Major Sand Traps!
Updated version 2016.
An incredible range of life lessons sprinkled with funny, memorable, and moving stories.
Practical, workable solutions from a totally unique, straightforward approach.
Distills everything young people need into one concise, fun to read format.
Parents: You want your kids to know these things!
Show young people, in a clear and non-preaching way, how to avoid the major sand traps of life that snag every generation. Keeps readers entertained with fun and engaging stories from the author's careers as a surgeon, firefighter, police officer, scuba divemaster, golfer, amateur comedian, and more.
Ages 14 to 40 and concerned parents.
This book lets you:
Identify your Radar - It's your brain functioning optimally; not a vague intuition or sixth sense.
Train your Radar - Stock your memory bank with key information on crime avoidance, healthy weight, tattoos, getting organized, respectful relationships, going to college or work. Cut through fake complexity with clear thinking on evaluating people, investments, credit cards. Learn the most dangerous toxic personality types and avoid them like the plague.
Meet the Radar Jammers - They have the power to turn down or turn off our clear thinking Radars. Some are well known: alcohol and drugs, peer pressure, infatuation, anger. Others are surprising: showing off, fake complexity, unthinking religions, the need for speed, and even fast food!
Most sand traps of life have a Radar Jammer or two waving people in. Learn specific techniques to deal with them all.
"C.B. provides young people practical advice to help navigate life's inevitable obstacles and hurdles. All parents want at some time to be able to whisper wisdom into their child's ear...Trust Your Radar, does just that."
Craig Wasserman, co-author of The Invisible Spotlight
"C.B. Brooks explains the complex world of personal finance in simple, understandable terms and in a fun, conversational style."
Taylor Larimore, co-author of The Bogleheads Guide to Investing and The Bogleheads Guide to Retirement Planning.
- Publication Date:
- Jun 11 2012
- 1468094599 / 9781468094596
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Teenagers