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Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work — Work is bad enough, but what if things go really wrong? The Worst-Case Scenario authors come to the rescue with expert advice for surviving dozens of nightmare on-the-job scenarios, whether in the office or on the loading dock. From savage bike messengers to a bag of pretzels stuck in the lunchroom vending machine, peril is everywhere. Learn how to sneak out of a meeting, treat a deep-fryer burn, and survive a stockroom avalanche. Expertly remove a dent from the company car, extract a tie caught in the photocopier, and survive a workplace romance. Hands-on, step-by-step instructions guide you through these and other crises that can strike between 9 and 5, or on the swing shift. With an appendix of useful interview phrases, a career-path decoder, instructions for playing Jargon Bingo, and more, this is the one desk reference you can’t live without.

Joshua Piven , a writer and former cubicle dweller, enjoys working in his pajamas until noon. Coauthor of the Worst-Case Scenario series, he lives in Philadelphia.

David Borgenicht lives in Philadelphia and is co-author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series (Chronicle Books)

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Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide: Retirement

Drive a golf cart in a hurricane; dock your yacht in a typhoon; treat a knitting needle injury; and get your grown kids to move out.

David Borgenicht is the creator and co-author of all the books in the Worst-Case Scenario series. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History

The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History — Best-seller history repeats itself with this dynamic new “almanac” format that broadens the scope and content of the Worst-Case Scenario handbooks. The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History offers step-by-step illustrated scenarios on how to win a joust, survive in a dungeon, and overcome other plights of yesteryear, but the volume also features hundreds of pages of additional-and hilarious-information in the form of lists (the worst jobs to have during the Industrial Revolution), offbeat profiles (Attila the Hun, Idi Amin), Worst-Case Wisdom (bad advice), descriptions of disasters narrowly averted, and much more. Packed with charts, graphs, maps, and timelines, The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History is an invigorating look at all that’s gone wrong in the past and the best way to prepare for the future.

Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, authors of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, live in Philadelphia, a city of great historical importance.

Piers Marchant is a Philadelphia-based writer and editor who has published everything from film reviews to How to Be Pope.

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