The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook

by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht

Have you ever had one of those days where you knew you should have just stayed in bed? No, I’m not talking about the days where you spill spaghetti sauce on your shirt at lunch and trip in front of a crowd of people on your way to the bathroom to clean up. I’m talking about days when killer bees chase you off the end of the pier, causing you to jump into the water, only to be attacked by a shark, which drags you out to sea, where you drift for three days until rescuers locate you. Well if you had read this survival handbook, your day would have been much better because you would have known that when running from killer bees you should never jump into the water!

This guide has 40 scenarios, from “How to Wrestle an Alligator” to “How to Perform a Fast 180-Degree Turn with Your Car.” Each scenario is filled with informative tidbits such as, “When attempting a high fall into the water … clench your buttocks together. If you don’t, water may rush in and cause severe internal damage.” If you can’t lay down the cash to buy the book, you can find a condensed version at, along with several additional scenarios.¿S.P.