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    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.
    Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do? The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know FAST-from defusing a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. Providing frightening and funny real information in the best-selling tradition of the Paranoid's Pocket Guide and Hypochondriac's Handbook, this indispensable, indestructible pocket-sized guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse. The essential companion for a perilous age. Because you never know...


    ISBN 9780811825559
    Genre HUMOR / Form / Essays
    Format Paperback
    Pages 176
    Publisher Date 1999-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Chronicle Books Llc
    Copyright Year 1999
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.4 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Piven, Joshua

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    • This book is a riot. I gave it to my brother for Christmas, I read it while he was passing out the presents. By the time he was finished being Santa's little helper, I had learned how to jump out of a speeding car and survive a snake bite.

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      Very interesting and neat book My 11 and 13 y.o. son love it. My only complaint is that overstock did not guarantee my order for any books to arrive by xmas. I ordered on 12/9 and did not receive until 12/26.

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    • great gift

      For the people who have everything, they wont see this one a great kick out of this book. My dad (who i gave this to) keeps it on his desk for those who lingre too long...or when he needs a good laugh!! Definately a great purchase.

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    • They were a hit as christmas presents!

      Everybody got a kick out of this book! I ordered 2 and loved them. Then I ordered some more. I had purchased just enough books for MY family and friends and myself, when my husband appropriated some of them for HIS friends and family. Then I ordered some more. The articles are fun to read, and who knows, may come in handy if I am ever stalked by an alligator, trapped in an avalanche or find myself in my car under water!

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    • Great gift

      Gave this to my 17 year old nephew for Christmas & he loves it. Information you may need someday!!!

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    • good little book.

      I bought it for my 13 year old son. He enjoyed it and talked about some of the things in it like knowing how to do a trech. Kinda scarey huh.

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