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The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook Hardcover – November 1, 2007
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But don't think this is strictly a humor book, and sure it may contain some of that, like how to escape from a costumed character/mascot, or you should escape a meeting by crawling under the table, but there's plenty of serious entries to go along. For example, if your elevator is plummeting, something I fear all the time, then you should lie flat on your stomach to distribute the force. They do go to experts for many of these entries, and although I wouldn't like to test any of them, I'm sure they're pretty useful in the situation.
It's the best-of the long-time series, sure to help with most any predicament you may find yourself in. And for further reference, this edition contains a CD with ever scenario, in full, complete with a few wallpapers and screensavers for good measure. Just be warned, every scenario is in Adobe Acrobat format, which I hate since it's such a difficult program to navigate.
Overall, you can't go wrong in giving this as a gift to somebody, whether you're giving it to them for practical or enjoyment purposes. I highly recommend it for any rainy day, paranoid people, or anybody who just ever wondered what to do if... well, you get the point.
On the surface this book might seem like a book of useless trivia, but such is not the case. In fact, only this past summer, in the city of Joliet, a Chicago couple took a wrong corner and took a dead-end street into a river. If only they had seen the section on escaping from a sinking car.
In all seriousness, this book does contain useful information that everyone should probably read at least once in his or her lifetime.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this as a graduation gift and the guy I gave it to loves it! He said it's a combination of funny and practical and "what the heck?" Info. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Judy
There are some pretty funny scenarios in here! Makes for an awesome table bookPublished 3 months ago by Wake
This was a gift for my brother-in-law, who already has plenty of man skills, and he loves it. It is great for starting discussions on many subjects, and it holds a place of high... Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. McCurley