Item description for Be Safe! by Melissa Heckscher...
Better Safe Than Sorry
The littlest things in your everyday life can have injurious or even deadly results. Tomorrow, you could be in line at the bank when a robbery occurs. You could catch hepatitis from your toothbrush. You could be killed at a baseball game. Do you know how to live more safely? Haven’t you wondered about the safest:
• Seat on a Plane? • Lane on a Highway? • Way to Defrost Meat? • Stall in a Restroom?
Be Safe! teaches you the safest strategies for everyday life, whether at home, at work, on the town, or abroad. Live a longer, happier life with Be Safe! in your back pocket. Melissa Heckscher is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in several newspapers, magazines, and television shows, including The Daily Breeze, The Times Picayune, The Monterey Herald, Entertainment Weekly, and New York 1 News. She lives in San Francisco.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher Quirk Books
ISBN 1931686718 ISBN13 9781931686716 UPC 082345367185
Availability 0 units.
More About Melissa Heckscher
Melissa Heckscher (Los Angeles, CA) is a freelance writer and columnist living in Los Angeles. She is the author of nine books, including"BE HAPPY THAT... This Book Isn't Coated in Poison" (Random House, 2009), "DIS-Missals: Do-It-Yourself Rejection Letters for Any Occasion" (Random House, 2008), "BE SAFE! Simple Strategies for Death-Free Living" (Quirk Books, 2004), and "The Mysterious Times: Strange Stories of 30 Real Life Mysteries" (Scholastic, 2004). Her next book, "The Pregnancy Test" (Quirk Books) will be released in May. She began her career long, long ago as an editorial assistant at the "Times Picayune" in New Orleans and went on to work as a staff writer for "The Monterey County Herald", AOL's "Digital City, New York 1 News", and the "Daily Breeze". She has also written for "Maxim Magazine Online, LA.com, The New York Sun", and the "Associated Press". She lives with her husband, their extremely rambunctious little boy, and a cat named Pax.
I enjoyed reading it and learned some interesting things but I've also gotten lots of mileage out of using it as a business or thank you gift.
Relevant and Charming Dec 18, 2004
This book is brimming with tons of useful and eye-opening tips that channel the hypochondriac in everyone. The author has done an exhaustive amount of research on the hazards of our day to day choices--many of which I have never even thought twice about. The mini packaging makes it an adorable and handy gift.
WHAT AN ENLIGHTENMENT ON CLEANLINESS! Dec 12, 2004
This book should be read by all parents/adults. Educate your children on how to keep germ free and be consistant with that teaching. Many illnesses/deaths can be avoided by following the simple steps given in this book.
What a great stocking stuffer! Nov 29, 2004
This book is chock full of great tips. It's breezy and informative style is definitely geared for those who love trivia and for the compulsive worrier! It's attractively packaged and fits into a stocking.
BE SAFE a great safe gift Nov 29, 2004
BE SAFE is a safe gift that I am giving to all my loved ones. It is a humorous approach to many of the kinds of problems that you want to save them from without being preachy.