This book takes a lighthearted look at bear encounters, especially when they have a happy ending. It is written with humor and deep insight into the delicate balance of interactions between bears and people, particularly when things get too close for comfort. It all takes place in the Alaskan bush, truly one of the last, great, bear strongholds left on earth. Many books about bear encounters, focus on all the things that go wrong. This book takes a different approach. First, the author and main contributor are both women. They have personally accrued over sixty years of close encounters. The premise of this book is respect and understanding of bear behavior. You will discover the subtleties in their mannerisms, and will learn appropriate responses to every possible situation. Many bears are needlessly killed each year because the people shooting them, have misinterpreted their intentions. The time has come to set the record straight, to set aside your fears, and see what bears are really all about. Sit back, put your feet up and be prepared to smile.