The book focuses on mental rather than physical preparation. It analyzes and dissects the mindset needed to survive a violent encounter and examines how one goes about developing that mentality.
The authors warn early on that there are two kinds of people who will not benefit from this book: '...those who think violence is never justifiable, and those who think violence is the answer to everything.'
The book starts off by pointing out the important differences between antisocial and asocial behavior. The clear distinction is that you can walk away from an antisocial individual but asocial violence is unavoidable.
The book was written with a male audience in mind but I feel the information is useful for both sexes. It forces you to look within and ask yourself when faced with imminent danger and the possibility of death, do you have the mindset and willingness to employ the tools available to you?