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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 2nd edition (July 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8937835460
  • ISBN-13: 978-8968330490
  • ASIN: 0553418130
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[T]he perfect companion to have on hand while watching some of the most absurdly awesome movies the SyFy Channel has to offer... [and] a must own item for fans of B-Grade creature features! It also makes a fantastic companion piece to the now iconic ‘Zombie Survival Guide’. Highly recommend[ed]! --ScienceFiction.com

About the Author

Andrew Shaffer is a humorist and author of Syfy's How to Survive a Sharknado (Three Rivers Press) and Fifty Shames of Earl Grey (Da Capo Press). He has appeared as a guest on FOX News, CBS, and NPR, and has been published in Mental Floss, Maxim, and The Daily Beast, among others. You can find him online at andrewshaffer.com.

More About the Author

Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times-bestselling author of Syfy's How to Survive a Sharknado (Three Rivers Press) and Fifty Shames of Earl Grey (Da Capo Press). He has appeared as a guest on FOX News, CBS, and NPR, and has been published in Mental Floss, Maxim, and The Daily Beast, among others. You can find him online at www.andrewshaffer.com.

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The Book was really fun.
Christoph Paul
In this book you'll learn how to survive unnatural disasters like the Stonehenge apocalypse or a boaricane.
roo
I wanted to be prepared and to give the book a fair review, so I watched the movie.
Morgans

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Fowlkes on July 9, 2014
Format: Paperback
I have to assume that the current lack of reviews are because, like me, everyone else is having trouble finding a way to put into words how great this book is.

It would have been so easy to get a book like this wrong. It could have been a dry encyclopedia of "unnatural disasters", or could have disrespected the source material, or could have been little more than a heavily padded cash-grab.

Thankfully it is none of those things. It is hilarious while playing straight with the source material and dense with background, tips, and everything else that you might need to survive modern menaces short of a chainsaw.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By The Well-Read Wife on July 12, 2014
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If you loved Sharknado and the quirky, we're all in on the joke humor of the film, then you will adore How To Survive A Sharknado. This book is the perfect birthday present or stocking stuffer for the Sharknado afficianado in your life. Satire and tongue in cheek wit run rampant through the how to guide many of us secretly hope we might need one day.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christoph Paul on July 9, 2014
Format: Paperback
I was blessed by Poseidon to read this before its release. We all know Sharknados and most disasters happen in early July. Luckily no disasters happened...yet. Now I am at least prepared for “Beeclipses”, “Ghostsharks”, “Mongolian Death Worms”, and when winter comes I now know what to do during an “Ice Twister”.

The Book was really fun. Shaffer balanced out being funny but still smart as I enjoyed the Moby Dick excerpt to give info into the “Elektrokraken”. This is very much a book for anyone who doesn’t just love Sharkando but other movies that play on Saturday night on Syfy. Some of the scenarios Shaffer wrote about surviving would actually make great B movies. Great book.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By nch on July 18, 2014
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I now feel well equipped to handle any emergency that might befall me. Having survived an actual tornado, I was a little terrified at the thought of sharknados. Of course, living 300 miles from the ocean makes this highly unlikely. However, this book also offers sound advice for surviving other disasters such as the Stonehenge Apocalypse, Redneck Gators, Beeclipse and Bigfoot. This last is a true possibility. I know people who have seen Bigfoot. Did I mention I work in the field of substance abuse? Hurry, buy this book. Your life may depend upon it. I'm off to buy my life-size cardboard standee of Brad Pitt from World War Z for inspiration.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 20, 2014
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Great fun to read and somewhat useful information for natural disasters as well as the occasional unnatural one. Unfortunately it does not have a chapter on surviving my current disaster - surviving a week with the grandchildren - probably because this one is a natural disaster. If nothing else the book will keep two of them busy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Wildman on September 14, 2014
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We live in a very dangerous world. If it’s not Sharknados in Santa Monica and New York it’s Boaricanes in Brazil, Ice Twisters in Oregon, or Mega Pythons in Florida. There are tons of survival guides out there but they cannot even begin to prepare you for how to survive in this scary new world. Luckily, that’s where Andrew Shaffer and his How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters comes in.

If you’re a fan of SyFy original movies then you’ll recognize a number of the threats featured in the book. For example, besides the Sharnknado, creatures like the Pteracuda and Sharktopus are also featured. We laugh and take joy in the crazy circumstances in which these phenomena are found in films… but would we laugh so heartily if we were the potential source of comically graphic, geysering blood from our soon to be stump limbs?

I think not!

If you read this book and trust in your instincts, however, you’ll never have to find out either way. You’ll learn that the best way to avoid a Whalestrom is to just never go out on a boat into the ocean. Like, ever. You’ll find out what electronics to avoid during a polar storm to keep you and your loved ones alive. And you’ll find out that the best way to defeat a Mongolian Death Worm is to just take a shotgun to it!

Well written, professionally illustrated, and beautifully designed, How to Survive a Sharknado is an incredibly fun, lighthearted book that’s perfect for SyFy fans and those with a good since of humor. It builds up on movies you might be familiar with but also introduces a number of brand new threats you didn’t even know you should be afraid of before it came out! Included are insights from Sharknado survivors Fin Shepherd and April Wexler – both of whom know what they are talking about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cherdo on August 24, 2014
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Andrew Shaffer has figured out a way to make me laugh out loud at least once per chapter in his latest offering for the fearful masses. You know the laugh I'm talking about: that embarrassing, snorting, spit-your-drink laugh that is usually reserved for responding to your funniest friends' antics. Shaffer accomplished that with his book, How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters - Fight back when monsters and mother nature attack! Fin Shepard and April Wexler, both of the film Sharknado fame, add some important contributions to the book. Most fictional characters wouldn't bother to chime in, so I'm thankful for that.

Part one addresses the unnatural disasters we need to avoid. Do you feel like you don't need a detailed examination of unnatural disasters? It's a two parter, folks. Wisely, Shaffer knew that it would be a shame to survive a sharknado or a boaricane, only to find yourself in the clutches of a Mongolian Death Worm or Piranaconda (covered nicely in part two)?

This book should usher in a new category: hilarity while under attack. Disaster movie lovers will flock to this book and the sci-fi fans will buy up all the copies before John Q. Public has a fighting chance to procure his own copy. You've been warned.

Each section is broken down into Study, Avoid and Survive (SAS). By studying the historical incidents and learning the pitfalls, Shaffer points you in the direction of survival with his tips and assistance from Fin Shepard. I loved the graphic rating scales for Threat to Humanity and Risk of Encounter, but Fin's WTF (Wow That's Freaky) factor came straight from his inner surfer.
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