The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: Travel: Pop Culture

Version: Unabridged
Author: Joshua Piven , David Borgenicht , David Bargenicht
Narrator: Penn Jillette
Genres: Comedy, Health & Fitness, Travel
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
Published In: August 2001
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Be very, very afraid. When you step through your door for an innocent excursion, grave danger awaits. You might be mugged; tied up; attacked by scorpions, piranhas, or tarantulas; trapped in a falling plane or elevator, a runaway train, a car on a cliff, a sandstorm, a riptide, or a riot. But now it's safe to take that vacation anyway. Just pack The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel, and you'll know what to do when you find yourself, say, leaping between rooftops: "Because you will not be moving fast, it is safe to roll head over heels, unlike jumping from a moving vehicle." Now you'll also know what not to do: never pick up a tarantula, as the spines on their abdomens are like little harpoons, and don't yank the reins of a runaway camel ("Pulling on the nose reins can tear the camel's nose--or break the reins"). You may have the sense, if a leech invades your air passage, to gargle with a 50 percent solution of 80-proof alcohol--but without this book, would you remember not to inhale?
In short, this is the most delightfully terrifying, all-true, laugh-out-loud hilarious book since the original Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, which covers such horrors as alligators and quicksand. Don't leave home without it!

Author Details

Author Details

Piven, Joshua

Joshua Piven is the author of 15 books, including the globally bestselling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series and "As Luck Would Have It". He has appeared on The "Today" Show, "20/20," and the BBC.

Borgenicht, David

David Borgenicht, co-author of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, lives in Philadelphia and has so far stayed out of the political arena.