Item description for The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks) by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht & Burt Reynolds...
Overview Experts provide step-by-step instructions for escaping from, avoiding, or surviving a wide range of dire situations.
Publishers Description The unabridged first audio edition of the runaway bestseller that USA Today described as: This is a no-nonsense, no fooling around guide with straightforward information. But fear not. The authors have enough perspective to acknowledge the campy appeal of an armchair guide for the anxious. Providing frightening and funny real information, this indispensable guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse.
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Studio: Listen & Live Audio
Running Time: 150.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.22" Width: 6.68" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2001
Publisher Listen & Live Audio
ISBN 1885408706 ISBN13 9781885408709
Availability 0 units.
More About Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht & Burt Reynolds
Joshua Piven is a writer, editor, and Web site designer who lives in Philadelphia. He's ready for anything. David Borgenicht is a Philadelphia-based writer whose own worst-case scenario involved a heavy-armored vehicle in Pakistan.
Joshua Piven has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks)?
Very informative - very realistc answers! Aug 8, 2008
`The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook' tackles some unavoidable questions everyone has asked themselves in some form. Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht have tackled these questions and came up with some clever answers - and logic behind it. They attempt to answer some of man worst fears head-on - while convincing this reader they know what they are writing about
For instance, how to escape from Quicksand? How to wrestle an alligator - and live to tell about it? How to land airplane? How to take a punch?
With simple prose and illustrations, Piven and Borgenicht have put some people's worst fears to task. In 5 chapters, their collection of survival skills will surely give you the knowledge you need to escape from sometimes bizarre situations.
The book's writers make convincing suggestions and realistic reasons. This book performs no comedy, no jokes, or any hypothetical situations. It's true to its form.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for quick survival tips and anyone who has pondered life's dire situations and wishes to walk away in one piece from them.
The `Worst Case Scenario Survival Book' is invaluable!
Enteraining for the right age group Mar 16, 2008
I purchased this for my 10 year old son to listen to in the car. He really liked it although he didn't understand some of the car and motercycle stunts. Now he thinks he knows what to do if he encounters an alligator or shark. Adults may not find it as fasinating.
Worst case Senario is reading this drivle Oct 28, 2007
My worst case scenario, as a former SAR (Search And Rescue) team member, is recovering some poor jerk who had this book in his pack. Hmmm, now why didn't he survive? This book is entertaining, but I'd no more read it for survival information that I'd read the Enquirer for news. Has the author ever tried to punch anything underwater? Not very effective on sharks or anything else for that matter.It is downright dangerous for the person who feels this skimpy book gives him/her the knowledge to survive their way out of a paper bag let alone a real survival situation. The fact that it sells well is an abject lesson in the miracles of marketing and the desire of people to feel secure in their "knowledge" without actually doing anything. Being prepared takes effort! Laugh about, joke about it but don't depend on it, as it says on the back " CAUTION: This book will explode if scanned."
The book works... Jul 13, 2007
I read the book. I saw a car accident. I can't go into further details because it is illegal to perform medical procedures without a degree in medicine. The boy didn't survive (he was brain dead immediately (happens when your head takes a cars bumper)) but his body did and was used to keep two other kids alive.
Laughter and Skills You Hope You Never Need Apr 10, 2007
The odds may not be very good that you'll end up in some of these situations, but if you ever do, you'll be glad you read this book. If you never need these skills, then it's great for a laugh.