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The Werewolf's Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten [Kindle Edition]

Ritch Duncan , Bob Powers
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Have you been attacked by a wolf-like creature in the last 30 days? Was it after the sun had set and under a full moon? If you answered, “yes” to both these questions, there’s a very good chance that you were bitten by a werewolf. You now have less than a month before the full moon returns and with it your first transformation into a savage, bloodthirsty beast.
Survival is an option, but first, know this:
* Werewolves are real.
* The majority of lycanthropes who do not have access to this book die during or shortly after their first transformations, generally due to heart failure, gunshot wounds, exposure, drowning or suicide.
* Hollywood horror movies are NOT to be used as guides to living as a werewolf. Their goal is not to educate, but to entertain. As a result, they are largely ignorant of the realities of the condition.
* Ignorance creates monsters; lycanthropy does not.
* You are not a monster.
The Werewolf's Guide to Life cuts through the fiction and guides you through your first transformation and beyond, offering indispensable advice on how to tell if you’re really a werewolf, post-attack etiquette, breaking the news to your spouse, avoiding government abduction, and how to not just survive, but thrive. You cannot afford to not read this book. Your very life depends on it.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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About the Author

RITCH DUNCAN and BOB POWERS have devoted their lives to aiding and serving the lycanthrope community. They live in New York City.

Illustrator EMILY FLAKE is a New York based cartoonist and illustrator who is grateful to have gotten close enough to study her subjects for this book without being torn limb from limb.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2212 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (September 9, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002OK2OOO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,116 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical! A fun read! September 19, 2009
This book is really fun! A great book to gift to a friend. It's well written, clever and surprisingly chock full of fact.

It's also a good one to read on the bus, when you want the seat next to you to stay open and untaken. Especially if you read it at night, looking shifty and sweaty, with some claw marks put in the cover.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Many people who suddenly are infected by the medical condition known as lycanthropy according to this book die before during their first transformation into a werewolf. The Werewolf's Guide to Life is just what the title suggests, a handy guide that tells you, the recently bitten one, what is about to happen to your body, how when you do transform into a werewolf you won't be able to control yourself from ripping apart any human in your vicinity, and the guide will stress over and over again how important it is that you restrain yourself properly when the next "moon set" occurs. Also importantly that you restrain yourself in a way that will enable you to get yourself out when your full human intelligence returns after you returned to your normal human form. Handily at the back of the book is a nice appendix that tells you every date those three moons will occur until December 2011. Not sure if the publishers will release an updated version for the years after but if not that appendix info will be a bit dated if your reading this review after 2011.

This book dispels the myths and wrongful assumptions that are out there about werewolves. If you've just been bitten you need to read this book. I had never even thought about how still wearing a wedding ring would mean the loss of a finger as the hand expanded cutting off circulation to the finger. Likewise don't make the restraints you are using to secure yourself so as not to wipe out innocent humans to tight for similar reasons. There's tons of information in this manual that you just probably have won't have thought of before it's too late.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Furthering your situation October 13, 2009
Similar in fashion to The Zen of Zombie and The Vampire Survival Guide, this handbook for the newly bitten werewolf shows you how to handle your transformations, new life, and cravings without hurting anyone. While the book on the whole was mildly entertaining and easy to read, all it really presents is a repetitive reminder on chaining yourself up in a saferoom for three nights a month (your moons). It covers concepts like your different stages you will encounter, longevity, how to feed, who to tell your secret, where to live, and avoiding doctors but always comes back around to securing yourself for those nights. You quickly grow tired of it. There's even mini-sidebars on real people that were purportedly werewolves, at least in the authors' presentation. I will say my teenage son read it after me and he laughed constantly. He's not a bookreader but he finished this in two days so it really interested him. The books not bad but it is far from great. Don't get me wrong, if you like these types of humor, tongue-in-cheek guidebooks, it is certainly worth adding to your collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Ritch Duncan and Bob Powers have written a marvelous little 'how to' guide for the recenlty turned werewolf and have managed not to lose their sense of humor in the process. Inside this gem of a book are the much needed tips to help the newly bitten to more readily adapt to their new condition and state of being. These tips not only will make the transformation process go as smoothly as possibly but they will also save lives. The book is also filled with wonderful little werewolf factoids that will amaze and entertain. Remember, it's all fun and games until someone tears the throats out of loved ones. Save your family and chain your self up each month.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this as a gift... December 25, 2013
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And I ended up reading it through TWICE before I finally gave it to the person I had intended it for! It's very well written, and a real hoot if you like comical "self help"-type books. Literally the PERFECT gift for the werewolf in your life!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! July 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This novel was extremely hilarious and informative! Any werewolf lover can benefit from reading this book. It details the transformation of the average lycanthrope and how to manage it properly without harming anyone in any way. When I first found it I thought it would be silly and cartoonish-but it turned out to be witty and insightful to the werewolf condition.

The book is set up in sections, each chapter beginning with a quote from one of the many Lycanthropes interviewed for this manual. It explains the most fundamental elements of what it is to be a werewolf, and it makes sure to remind you that you are NOT a monster.

From restraint systems to "furry" lovers, this book explains everything. It's definitely a must read for any and all werewolves out there!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative and enjoyable January 2, 2014
By ridge
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the book had a lot of facts and was very entertaining. I am a werewolf enthusiast and i will admit i was blow away
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool book March 4, 2014
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As a fan of anything werewolf, I had been wanting to buy this since I first saw it. Finally broke down and bit the silver bullet so to speak and enjoyed it very much. Very fang in cheek and like the best of the cheesy movies, takes itself oh so seriously. Love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as you can see these books were for my grandson he enjoys reading
Published 9 months ago by Catherinepagan
4.0 out of 5 stars Humorous and fun to read
I prefer books with more personal story lines, but this book is written as a "How To" handle being a newly bitten werewolf. Fun to read from that perspective.
Published on May 20, 2013 by Kristy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
It was an enjoyable book to read. It used the myths and legends about werewolves to make a book that for those of us who enjoy reading about werewolves would like.
Published on February 3, 2013 by Elizabeth Jeanne Griffith Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hilarious guide!
This was another really funny book. I didn't think that I would enjoy it so much, but I did. It wasn't really informative, just funny.
Published on January 13, 2013 by Jennifer Fisher
4.0 out of 5 stars This book is great and fun
If becoming a werewolf was true this book would be the great "user's manual" of being a werewolf. It has some great comedy and ideas in it. Read more
Published on December 20, 2012 by Justin Redman
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!
This book guided me through my first moon with ease. Yes, i'm accually.... a lycanthrope. Anyways,that's not the point. Read more
Published on November 12, 2012 by Penthepoet
4.0 out of 5 stars ha
ha i just have to say if you are getting this for a kid don't it is mostly for those that can tell what it is about but if you where to act on some of what it says you will get... Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by monkeyofdoom00
3.0 out of 5 stars Only for the fans
It was an interesting book to get through. Not a page turner in any way for me. Entertaining in parts, kind of dry in others. Just ok overall.
Published on January 28, 2012 by D. R. Edmonds
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