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Don't Try This at Home: How to Win a Sumo Match, Catch a Great White Shark, Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats (For Ordinary People) Paperback – September 17, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
Aside from being funny and quite interesting, the book is very well written; I highly recommend it.
Megalomaniacs will want to skip right to "Form an Independent Nation". In just 8 short pages, Fulghum describes the steps you'd need to complete. Like most of the items in the book, Forming an Independent Nation does have a large number of prerequisites. For example you will need "hard currency", especially if you choose to acquire your nation through peaceful means. Well no worries, just check out Fulghum's section on stealing gold from Fort Knox.
Thrill seekers, there's plenty of material here for you too. Good starting points are "Fly Through the Eye of a Hurricane" or "Guide and Surface a Nuclear Sub through Ice". My personal favorite is "Drive a Tank through a Tornado". Fulghum says the tank is "available from the US Army, contact the Pentagon to arrange purchase or lease". Does anyone have a phone number?
Fun, if ultimately impracical.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some are more realistic than others, but all are entertaining. I'll certainly allow this book when I start my own nation off the coast of Africa.Published on February 21, 2007 by Amazon Customer
So help me, a lot of this stuff might actually work... Of course most of their ideas would take more time, money and resources than i'll ever have, but they're fun to think about!Published on October 17, 2005 by K. Towle
OKAY, HOW MANY SHARKS AM I GOING TO FEND OFF IN MY LIFETIME? IT DOESN'TMATTER, BECAUSE I'VE READ ABOUT IT A HUNDRED. BRING IT ON
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. Read more