Rethinking Paradigms

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

from Militant Reviews


by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Ben H. Winters

This book is.. hilarious.  If you’re looking for an actual survival book (ala Bear Grylls or Les Stroud), this isn’t it.  But if you’re looking for some humor, some interesting James Bond-style skills, and the ability to get your mother-in-law to love you, then this book is your best bet.

It starts with a chapter on crash landing an airplane on a body of water and moves on to the ten best ways to open a beer bottle without a bottle opener.  The skills presented are sometimes practical, sometimes goofy, often rib-crackingly funny, and generally are what the modern male really needs to know in order to retain his manliness.

In a chase with the bad guys and need to drive your car down the stairs like in the movies?  Yep, it’s in here.   Being chased by a pack of wild dogs while jogging?  Here’s your escape plan.  Need to know how to take a blow to the head and even retaliate?  It’s there, with illustrations.  Has the fight turned to sword play?  Don’t worry, this book’s got your back.

This book is extremely entertaining and worth every cent.  It’s a great bathroom read, bored at the office read, or just a pick-me-up when you’re in need of some useful and funny information.  One warning: do NOT try to read this book as a “go to sleep” read.  You’ll be kept awake laughing.  Trust me, I know.