Bad vs. Worse: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lose-Lose Decisions

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From the bestselling author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: the ultimate guide to making impossible choices.

Which would be worse to notice on your dentist's hand: flesh eating bacteria or leprosy? Who would be worse to find in your slipper: a Black Widow spider or a giant centipede? Which would you rather discover in your backyard: a West Nile mosquito or a West African dictator?

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Overview

From the bestselling author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: the ultimate guide to making impossible choices.

Which would be worse to notice on your dentist's hand: flesh eating bacteria or leprosy? Who would be worse to find in your slipper: a Black Widow spider or a giant centipede? Which would you rather discover in your backyard: a West Nile mosquito or a West African dictator?

Skim or whole milk? Aisle or window seat? Easy. Don Corleone or Darth Vader as your father? Not so much. Welcome to the pinnacle of lose-lose decision-making, courtesy of the bestselling author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. In Bad vs. Worse, readers are presented with a series of impossible choices, as well as the facts, figures, stats, and tips they need to make a decision when the only choices are worse or "worser." Rats or Rambo? Neanderthals or ninjas? In Bad vs. Worse, readers will get to decide between a very big rock and a really hard place.

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From the author who brought us the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbookand its several spin-offs comes this goof of a psychology book. Piven pits two equally bad options, people, situations, or activities against each other-e.g., "Who would you rather have catering your party, neanderthals or ninjas?" and "Which would be worse, ten hours in Baghdad or Baltimore?"-and readers must decide which option would be worse. After each scenario is staged, the author offers up useful history, information, and facts about the people or things involved. There is a chart in the back to log your decisions, as well as other lose-lose options to consider and a place to create one's own bad vs. worse scenarios. The highly descriptive table of contents allows for easy navigation. An amusing read, this latest entry in the series would be fun to use as a conversation starter among close friends, although some scenarios are undeniably unfair or biased. Recommended for libraries with an interest in pop culture and what-if books.
—Angela Milock

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  • ISBN-13: 9780399533662
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Piven is the author of the bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series.
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