Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays — Turkey on fire? No plans for New Year’s Eve? Obnoxious relatives headed your way? The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are here to help you survive the dangers of the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Learn how to rescue someone stuck in a chimney, survive the office holiday party, and escape a runaway parade balloon. Expertly deal with a meddling parent, silence a group of carolers, and treat a tongue stuck to a frozen pole. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions guide you through these and dozens of other festive scenarios. With a helpful appendix of holiday excuses, last-minute gift ideas, and creative drink recipes for when the liquor runs out, this is truly the perfect gift. Gleaming silver cover. Fits all sized stockings.
Joshua Piven , writer, editor, and fixture on the holiday party circuit, is co-author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia.
David Borgenicht is a writer, editor, husband, and father who has survived dozens of holiday traumas. Co-author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, he lives in Philadelphia
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Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: LIFE
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: LIFE — An omnibus of fast-access survival advice on the full range of everyday life emergencies, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: LIFE packs hundreds of instant, real solutions to daily crises—because getting through the day is survival enough. Diverging from the multi-step scenarios of the previous books in the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, each of the more than 700 new scenarios here are pared to the immediate problem, the immediate first step, and some what-next advice. Categories cover home, family, travel, sports & hobbies, pets, school, beauty & fitness, on the job scenarios, and more. Complementing this whole life catalog of disaster situations are 60 full-page illustrations that reveal the problem—and solution—in a single, amusing visual. With helpful subject tabs and an extensive index, this SAS Survival Manual meets Helpful Hints From Heloise guide will keep readers informed and safe whether battling a bobcat or busted faucet. Because anything can go wrong, anywhere, anytime.
Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, authors of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, live life on the edge in the wilds of Philadelphia.
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Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings — Wedding dress torn? Ring lost? Cake collapsed? Groom gone missing? Despite all the planning, the happy couple might not actually be prepared for The Big Day and all that can go awry. Luckily, the authors of the phenomenally best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series are back with all new, step-by-step instructions to help the bride and groom-and everyone else-survive the nuptials, from trimming the guest list all the way through to repurposing unwanted presents. This matrimonial magna carta teaches how to charm nightmare in-laws, survive the bachelor party, combat floral allergies, stop a disastrous toast, and respond to honeymoon surprises. A helpful appendix provides creative solutions to other wedding emergencies: how to make a ring-or a bouquet-out of paper, conceal wedding day blemishes, and painlessly generate thank-you notes. No one should say “I do” without this essential survival guide: it’s the absolutely perfect shower gift, and an indispensible self-help guide to getting hitched without a hitch.
Joshua Piven is the co-author, with David Borgenicht, of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. His wedding featured a flower girl temper tantrum, bad catering, and the happy couple’s impressive performance of “The Hustle.” Still happily married, he lives in Philadelphia.
David Borgenicht is the co-author, with Joshua Piven, of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. At his own wedding, he survived nightmare Rabbis, marathon toasting, and a cousin who shaved chocolate flowers off the wedding cake before it was served. He, too, lives happily married in Philadelphia.
Sarah Jordan is the co-author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting She lives in Philadelphia.
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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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The Art of Justice
As the principal courtroom sketch artist for the New York Times and WABC in New York, Marilyn Church covered many of America’s most infamous trials, from the downfall of John Gotti to the trial of would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley; from the conviction of Martha Stewart to the Sean “Puffy” Combs weapons possession trial.
In The Art of Justice, Marilyn Church takes readers into the courtroom for an insider’s view of thirty sensational cases. Experience the story behind the dramatic headlines in the legal battles of subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz, Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher, preppie murderer Robert Chambers, David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz, the bizarre child custody war between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, and many, many others.
In addition to more than one hundred brilliant full-color reproductions of Church’s artwork, The Art of Justice also includes compelling trial summaries by noted television journalist Lou Young and a Celebrity Gallery depicting the courtroom appearances of Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, Paul Newman, Caroline Kennedy, Donald Trump, and a host of other luminaries.
Part artistic celebration, part cultural history, The Art of Justice is the perfect addition to any lawyer’s library and essential reading for true-crime fans everywhere!
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Your Big Fat Boyfriend
Gaining weight is every woman’s worst nightmare-and her boyfriend may be to blame! Studies have shown that when a woman is in a relationship, she almost always gains weight. In Your Big Fat Boyfriend, fitness expert Jenna Bergen explores why this phenomenon happens and how a woman can combat it without alienating her sweetie.
Readers will discover:
• The differences in male and female metabolisms
• How to eat healthful meals when dining at not-so-healthy places
• Creative date ideas that will keep couples active
• Good-for-him (and her!) recipes that taste great and won’t leave the guy hungry
Complete with humorous first-person accounts, quizzes, and fun sidebars and charts, Your Big Fat Boyfriend will strike a chord with any girl who’s ever dated a diet disaster.
A spinning instructor and yoga guru, JENNA BERGEN has written articles for Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Philadelphia Home, and Philadelphia magazine. She has dated a diet disaster-her very own big fat boyfriend-for the last four years.
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