This Book Will Save your Life

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Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation.

What can you do when it all hits the fan?

You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system.

"I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes." So begins Neil Strauss's harrowing new book: his first full-length work since the international bestseller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year.

After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes-and now of world financial meltdown-Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that's lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future.

With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid.

It's one man's story of a dangerous world-and how to stay alive in it.

Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060898779
Branch Call Number: 973.93 Strauss 04/2009
Characteristics: 418 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.


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Mar 01, 2012

A must read for anyone living in an urban area or for parents with kids living at home. If you've ever wondered how your family would cope with a natural disaster, get this book

Jul 12, 2010

A paranoid American journalist's struggles to acquire the skills he believes might be required to live in a post-apocalyptic America.

Told with a degree of humour, this book will give you an understanding of the degree of fear and apparent irrationality among some of the survivalist movements.

And who knows? If western civilization does suddenly collapse you might even learn a useful skill or two.

Feb 21, 2010

Great book. Was entertaining while dealing with our biggest fears.

I loved the ending and his recommendations.

Feb 20, 2010

One of the most interesting books I've ever read. Though some scenarios in it are beyond the means of the average person, it really made me think about what I can do in my own life, especially with the emphasis on acquiring skills and being prepared for different things. Some of the chapters were just plain cool in a James Bond kind of way.


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