Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Current Retail Price: $14.95
Used Price: $8.50 (2 in stock) Condition Policy

This book was useful when I was hiding from super-spies in an ice cave, receiving food from blackbirds, and bare-knuckle boxing for cash under bridges and in abandoned warehouses. (It also helped me avoid my father-in-law, but that's a story too harrowing to repeat here.) If you intend to hike through Siberia, you might want this book; if villains are chasing you on motorcycles as you look for the mysterious woman who left a black address book on your table last week, you need this book.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is a guide to being an action hero. You'll learn to leap from a motorcycle to a moving car, perform a tracheotomy, wrestle free of an alligator, and deliver a baby in a taxicab. I once broke down a door, crossed swords with my nemesis, jumped out the seventh-story window into a dumpster, treated my own fractured leg, and jumped onto a moving train....all from skills learned in this book.

Authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht take no responsibility for their readers attempting any of the feats of skill and strength which they present, and neither do we. But sometimes you really do need to ram another car, heal yourself of snakebite, escape killer bees, identify a bomb, or survive in the desert. This book tells you how. And this isn't just a couple of yahoos taking a stab at survivalism—they consulted experts who know what they're talking about. If you've ever been in danger (and who hasn't?) this is the very next book you need to buy.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he's a husband and father who loves church, good food, and weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.
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FLAWS: In-depth instructions for doing dangerous stuff
Summary: This how-to manual for becoming an action hero is a great conversation starter and a hilarious coffee table book.

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