Some Worst-Case Scenario Books Part of June Big Deal Promotion on Amazon

Posted by Eric Smith

Avoid this situation with WCS: The Great Outdoors

In the event our Worst-Case Wednesday posts haven’t been helping you out much, Amazon is currently running an awesome Big Deal promotion, offering up a bunch of eBooks from $0.99 to $3.99.

Included in this batch of books are the Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: The Great Outdoors, the Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills, and the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks for Golf, College, and the Weird Junior Edition.

I’ve got all the books and links rounded up below. Check ’em out. The promotion ends June 24th, so get them while you can!

Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: The Great Outdoors ($1.99) by David Borgenict and Melissa Wagner.

Following on the heels of the successful Worst Case Scenario Almanac: History comes the The Worst Case Scenario Almanac: The Great Outdoors. A complete survival guide for all outdoor mishaps, from what to do in a bear attack or an avalanche, to the best way to extinguish a raging barbeque fire or pitch a tent in the rain. The book will cover anything and everything that has – or could – happen out there in the wild.

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf ($1.99) by David Borgenict, Josh Piven, and James Grace

The authors of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook take to the links! Dave and Josh join golf fanatic James Grace, drawing on their own tragic exploits and the experience of experts to help golfers survive dozens of dire situations. Learn how to finish a round with a broken arm, deal with a cigar brush fire, cure golf addiction, or remove a tick. Discover the best way to play out of a water hazard, make it through a lightning storm, or survive being hit in the privates. Hands-on, illustrated, step-by-step instructions guide you through these and other perils lurking on the fairway. With an appendix of rules for bizarre mis-haps, strategies for surmounting dress-code and equipment crises, and other essential survival tips, this handy guide won’t help you save par-but it could save your bacon! Don’t tee off without it.

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: College ($1.99) by David Borgenict, Josh Piven, and Melissa Wagner

The college years are a time of noble pursuit of knowledge, self-betterment — and unending peril! Students are at risk from the moment they receive their acceptance letters. Fortunately, the authors of the phenomenally best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series have come to the rescue, offering all-new, hands-on, step-by-step instructions for surviving the worst that higher education has to offer, on campus and off. Learn how to identify a party school, engineer a hookup, survive “the spins,” and escape a stadium riot. Discover the best way to sleep in class, pass a test you haven’t studied for, avoid the “freshman fifteen,” and pull an all-nighter. With practical advice for avoiding laundry and identifying unsafe institutional food, along with an appendix of excuses for missed deadlines and a back-up diploma, this is truly required reading for all college students — and a perfect high school graduation present.

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weird Junior Edition ($0.99) by David Borgenict and Justin Heimberg

Vampires, zombies, aliens, mummies, dragons. Yes, even the weird, unexplained, and other-worldly need to be survived! The authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series are back with a hilarious (and helpful!) handbook that’s a blast through space, time, history, and the imagination. Find out how to survive a Mars landing, fight a werewolf, deal with a Bigfoot sighting, outwit a leprechaun, prepare for time travel, and more. Peppered with historical and scientific facts, this book will amaze, amuse, and delight. Kids will get the scoop on how to handle the weirdest situations Worst-Case Scenario-style!

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills ($3.99) by David Borgenict, Josh Piven, and Ben H. Winters

Following the success of The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (more than 150,000 copies sold!), this ruggedly handsome collection brings together new and classic advice from Worst-Case experts to help readers master the manly arts–from wrestling an alligator to calming a crying child to extinguishing backyard barbeque fires.

Eric Smith


ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and