This book itself is in great shape, but, since it is illigle to mail a book without it's cover, I need to let you know that it in not in good shape at all. It is missing part of the front of it. Torn off. But, like I said before, the book itself is in great shape, so if someone would like to learn how to fight back for themselves, this would be a good book to learn from. It shows a woman alot of ways to defend herself from an attacker.