Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 22, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 283 pages
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Have you ever looked at someone and thought:

He looks honest.

She seems friendly.

He doesn't look like a serial killer.

Are you always right?


Looks can be deceiving, but handwriting never lies. Handwriting profiling is an amazingly accurate tool for assessing how people think, feel, and act. In fact, handwriting profiling is so accurate that the FBI, the CIA, and the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad use it to build detailed psychological profiles of some of the world's most dangerous individuals. And thousands of major corporations use handwriting profiling to help them make the right hiring decisions.

Handwriting expert Michelle Dresbold -- the only civilian to be invited to the United States Secret Service's Advanced Document Examination training program -- draws on her extensive experience helping law enforcement agencies around the country on cases involving kidnapping, arson, forgery, murder, embezzlement, and stalking to take us inside the mysterious world of crossed t's and dotted i's.

In Sex, Lies, and Handwriting, Dresbold explains how a single sentence can provide insight into a person's background, psychology, and behavior. Throughout the book, Dresbold explores the handwriting of sly politicians, convicted criminals, notorious killers, suspected cheats, and ordinary people who've written to Dresbold's "The Handwriting Doctor" column for help. She shows you how to identify the signs of a dirty rotten scoundrel and a lying, cheating, backstabbing lover. And she introduces you to some of the most dangerous traits in handwriting, including weapon-shaped letters, "shark's teeth," "club strokes," and "felon's claws." (When you see these traits in someone's script, she says, "it's time to stop reading and start running!")

Dresbold also explains how criminals are tracked through handwritten clues and what spouses, friends, or employees might be hiding in their script.

Finally, Dresbold re-examines the handwriting evidence in several notorious unsolved cases. She uncovers fascinating clues that reveal the secret side of Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the ax murder of her parents in 1893's "trial of the century." Dresbold also reveals astonishing details about the author of the JonBenÉt Ramsey ransom note, and she presents startling new evidence that exposes the real Jack the Ripper (contrary to popular theories, he wasn't a prince or a painter after all).

Sex, Lies, and Handwriting will have you paying a bit more attention to your -- and everyone else's -- penmanship.
  

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Review: Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting

User Review  - Amanda Bowen - Goodreads

I've read 4 handwriting analysis books so far- this was the first one I picked up. Although I will say it was interesting enough to keep me reading I didn't preen much useful information from it ... Read full review

Review: Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

It took me a long time to get through this book about handwriting analysis, mostly because once you get past the initial section that offers the basics on handwriting quirks, it reads like the same ... Read full review

Contents

Brainwritin g 1 O 1
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A
12
From the Erogenous Zone
14
ligfggwuctm
31
The Private I
32
How to Read a Signature
48
View
55
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
61
_ tr? Iv PIFIFM
127
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The Devils in the Details
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Busted by
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E
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She came up with all kinds of excuses She even
69
Sabotage in Their Script
72
Cruel and Unusual Letters
79
Crackups and Meltdowns
93
awe
95
Not only has Sidney continued to underline words randomly
96
The Dictator
105
_
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10
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Crossing the Line
121
The Letter from Hell
220
am
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52 it a
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Killer Tumblety
253
The Truth the Whole Truth
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RESOURCES
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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LANGUAGE ARTS Sc SOCIAL SCIENCES
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Michelle Dresbold, a graduate of the United States Secret Service's Advanced Document Examination training program, is considered one of the top experts in the nation on handwriting identification, personality profiling, and threat analysis. She consults to private attorneys, police departments, and prosecutors throughout the United States. Dresbold writes a syndicated column, "The Handwriting Doctor." She is also an accomplished artist. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information visit MichelleDresbold.com

James Kwalwasser is the cocreator and editor of "The Handwriting Doctor" syndicated column. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

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