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Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse Paperback – August 9, 2011
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From the Back Cover
The end of the world is coming. Are you going to be ready when the sh*t goes down? Here’s a quick checklist:
- Have you dug up your wife’s rose garden and built a fallout shelter, equipped with a prison where you can lock up annoying family members?
- Have you mapped out an escape route to your safe zone?
- Is there a vehicle of death sitting in your garage?
- Have you filled your go bag with all the needed instruments, including waterproof matches, postapocalyptic goggles, and at least one sexual party favor?
- Have you learned how to milk various types of animals, including a giraffe?
You need this book more than you even know. Without it, you’re roadkill. Lucky for you, Forrest Griffin is the perfect apocalyptic chaperone. From spotting the signs of the global downfall to alienating your loved ones now so they don’t come looking for you after, to hot-wiring a car to starting a religion in your own image, Griffin provides you with all the hot knowledge you need to survive the downfall of civilization. Simply put, this is the most important book about the apocalypse that you will ever read by a UFC fighter from Georgia.
About the Author
Forrest Griffin is one of the top-ranked light-heavyweight mixed martial artists in the world. He won the first season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2005 and has been one of the most beloved UFC fighters ever since. He is the Day man, fighter of the Night man, and champion of the sun. He is also a master of karate and friendship for everyone. But calm down, ladies, Forrest and his main squeeze, Jaime, live in Las Vegas.
Erich Krauss is a professional Muay Thai fighter and the author of more than twenty-five books, including Anderson Silva's The Mixed Martial Arts Instruction Manual: Striking. He has written for the New York Times, and is the founder and publisher of Victory Belt Publishing. He lives in Las Vegas.
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Top Customer Reviews
It never made it to wrapping. I cracked it to read a page, and I got hooked in by a quiz about "when you eat your friend". I smiled openly (and I am female) and proceeded to read out loud the inlet of the cover.
My husband loves survival-ism, it's a happy distraction for him since he is disabled. He has a packed/stocked "bug out bag" in our house for the both of us, and our dogs.
Also, as a former fighter/Master martial artist, he loves Forrest Griffin. I hear about him being from the same state as us... never ending MMA or UFC facts.
I had no idea that this book existed, but Amazon led me to it.
Forrest Griffin made my husband smile... that alone is worth the 17 dollar price tag!
I think he admitted that this book didn't take all that long to write, and it shows. But this isn't a book anyone is going to read for the literary value, unless they get to twenty by counting on their toes. It's a great read for anyone with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD); Forrest throws in little 'Forrest Factoids' and 'Fortune Cookie Wisdom' paragraphs whenever the mood strikes. These paragraphs kind of act like little mental speed bumps, and they either enhance the story or sending the reader into deep thought while contemplating all the wisdom. It doesn't take that long to read either - which for me, was a blessing.
Probably the funniest thing about the book is that it actually has some good advice - like what vehicles are the best to commandeer (hint: avoid tractors), and the importance of weapons (for protecting your stuff). I could have done without the knowing that Forrest attempted to milk penguins when doing research for this book; sadly only a nuclear explosion (nearby) will erase that from my memory. I hope the penguin wasn't traumatized...or at least not as bad as Forrest when he saw a freshly killed deer stuffed into the trunk of a Lincoln Continental.
The best thing you can do is buy the book here on Amazon. I paid full price, and man, am I stupid.
I would have still given it 3 stars, except the photo spread in the middle killed it for me. The guy has a half dozen pages to fill full of photos. He could do a series of funny shots like the cover. He could do some random and strange shots. He could at least have hired a professional photographer. Instead, it appears to be a random collection of camera phone snapshots that look like they were selected at random from that guy we all know that thinks-he-is-way-more-interesting-than-he-is and posts waaaaaaay too many selfies on his Facebook page. Random photos that mean nothing to anyone that isn't the author or one of his buddies. A serious waste of the prime real estate of the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Forrest Griffin cracks me up! I love all of his books, and this is no different.Published 2 months ago by Jon
Awesome, and great fun, also somewhat inappropriate! I hope that there will eventually be a followup book tackling standard fantasy settings. Read morePublished 2 months ago by quesy
Forrest is entertaining as all hell. The guy isn't a poet he tells good stories and will make you laugh. if you like the first book you will like this one.Published 6 months ago by jeramiah tassin
If you are a fan of sarcastic humor, read it. If you are a Forrest Griffin fan, Read it. This book is one of the funniest books I've ever read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Ryan
Forrest is actually funny and relatable. I enjoyed reading his book.Published 10 months ago by Dustin