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Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, and Live Fearlessly (Hardcover)
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Former Secret Service agent and star of Bravo’s Spy Games Evy Poumpouras shares lessons learned from protecting presidents, as well insights and skills from the oldest and most elite security force in the world to help you prepare for stressful situations, instantly read people, influence how you are perceived, and live a more fearless life.
Becoming Bulletproof means transforming yourself into a stronger, more confident, and more powerful person. Evy Poumpouras—former Secret Service agent to three presidents and one of only five women to receive the Medal of Valor—demonstrates how we can overcome our everyday fears, have difficult conversations, know who to trust and who might not have our best interests at heart, influence situations, and prepare for the unexpected. When you have become bulletproof, you are your best, most courageous, and most powerful version of you. Poumpouras shows us that ultimately true strength is found in the mind, not the body.
Courage involves facing our fears, but it is also about resilience, grit, and having a built-in BS detector and knowing how to use it. In Becoming Bulletproof, Poumpouras demonstrates how to heighten our natural instincts to employ all these qualities and move from fear to fearlessness.
About the Author
Evy Poumpouras is a former Secret Service Special Agent and on-air national TV contributor who frequently appears on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and HLN. She also costars on Bravo’s Spy Games, an espionage-inspired reality competition. Evy holds a MA in forensic psychology from Argosy University and a second master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is also the recipient of the United States Secret Service Medal of Valor for her heroism on 9/11 and has been part of the protective details for former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Gerald Ford. She is also an adjunct professor for The City University of New York where she teaches criminal justice and criminology.
“Poumpouras’s wise direction and actionable lessons will be relevant to audiences of all ages. Those looking for a shot of confidence will love this.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Evy brings her experienced and persuasive voice to one of the most important issues we face personally and globally: safety."
— Gavin de Becker, bestselling author of The Gift of Fear
“Evy’s insight into safety and self-defense is second to none. In addition to her incredible knowledge, training and experience she is battle tested and proven having stood tall for our country when so many lives were on the line including her own. For anyone concerned over personal safety in these challenging times, this book is a must read.”
— Maria Menounos, New York Times bestselling author
"San Bernardino, Paris, Las Vegas . . . for years I have turned to Evy to advise, guide, and empower in times of crisis. When it comes to security and safety, I find myself asking, 'What would Evy do?'"
— Dr. Drew Pinsky
"Evy offers us a new narrative about what strength, determination and grit sound like, act like, and look like. Her book shows us where our true power and fearlessness comes from: the mind. In the midst of the current political, social and cultural climate, she introduces a new way for us to empower and protect ourselves."
— Iman Oubou, founder and CEO of Swaay Media
"Evy takes readers on a powerful journey from being vulnerable and afraid to being prepared. Not only would I trust her with my life, I would go through any door with her.”
— John (Buck) Smith, Chief Inspector/Fugitive Task Force Commander, United States Marshals Service (Ret.)
"In a world that seems to be getting more violent, less safe, and crazier year after year, Evy is the much-needed voice of calm, humor, and sanity."
— Jenny Hutt, Sirius XM radio host