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The Decision Education Foundation, a California-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving decision-making skills in society, commended mother-son authors Rhoda Makoff, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Makoff, Esq., and publisher Health Communications, Inc. on their new book "Get Off The Fence! 10+1 Steps to Help You Make That Big Decision."

DEF's Executive Director, David Reiter, said "A mass market book on decision-making is long overdue. For decades, decision-making has been taught in business schools - but the subject is largely ignored for everyone else. 'Get Off The Fence!' is an engaging, accessible and informative work that will improve people's choices. The authors' use of the most difficult real-life decisions - handling spousal abuse, marriage dilemmas, end-of-life decisions for a loved one, substance abuse interventions, finding a birth parent, donating a vital organ, coming out as gay - shows there's a method to approaching the biggest and most emotion-laden life choices. The book is a groundbreaking step toward improved decision-making on key life issues, which we hope will lead to more discussion and better education on both personal and business decision-making in our society."

About Decision Education Foundation

The Decision Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 2001. DEF is steered by a group of leading professional and academic leaders in decision science who believe that the development of better decision skills is essential to create better individual lives and a better society. DEF relies on a team of exceptional volunteers and a small professional staff to do its work, including teachers and students, academics and businesspeople, executives and social workers, teenagers and retirees. Among other projects, DEF sponsors summer seminars on decision-making skills for both gifted and "troubled" youth and their teachers. Further information about DEF is available online at

About "Get Off The Fence! 10+1 Steps To Help You Make That Big Decision"

"Get Off The Fence!" was released nationally by publisher Health Communications, Inc. (ISBN 0757300510) on May 1, 2003. In the book, mother-son authors Rhoda Makoff, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Makoff, Esq. set forth 10 principles for making decision on major life issues - "plus one", which is how intuition plays into a decision. Each principle is illustrated by a fascinating, intimate story about a tough decision made by a real person. "Get Off The Fence" is a valuable book for consumers and business audiences alike. The trade paperback book lists at $12.95. Health Communications, Inc. is best known as publishers of life issues books, including the extremely popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series. Review copies of "Get Off The Fence!" and information about author appearances and interviews are available from Susannah Greenberg.

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