Jerk Radar is a book for anyone who …well, really ANYONE. If you look at the national statistics of victims of psychological and physical abuse, you will realize dating is not always just a romantic road. It can be very dangerous and destroy your health or even life if you end up with an abusive partner.
Colleges often want letters of recommendation and credentials before they accept students. Companies do a background check on potential future employees. Why not do the same with someone we let into our very own life and home?
Steve McCrea genuinely wants to help you to find out early on if the person you started dating is abusive. He knows what he is talking about and has realistic and practical tips for you on how to avoid a jerk in the future.
–Maria Perez, MA – College professor and domestic abuse survivor
Steve, I cannot even begin to tell you how good the book is. It is so well written and easy to understand and so full of practical suggestions and red flag areas and I think it is just brilliant.
–SF, abuse survivor whose story is in the book.
Jerk Radar by Steve McCrea could save you, body and soul. It is an insightful, readable, survival guide. It provides a crucial ounce of Jerk prevention for the unsuspecting potential victim and a supportive guide for those who are already caught on the roller coaster of life with a Jerk. So often, victims wonder how they got taken in by a Jerk. Steve sets you on the path to understanding how abusive Jerks operate and how victims are manipulated. He even provides strategies for the early detection of a Jerk. If you think you are already in a relationship with a Jerk, the book could release you, take you out of that spiraling free-fall and that profound loss of trust and faith in your most basic instincts. Steve McCrea artfully deconstructs cultural myths and conditioning, decodes Jerks’ classic maneuvers, and details the very essence of human compassion and longing that allow the diabolical Jerk to dupe his victim, sometimes for decades. In a style that is both personable and compassionate, he provides the information and tools to protect yourself.
–TK, abuse survivor whose story is in the book