The Good Luck Book

The Good Luck Book

by Laurence R. Stains, Stefan Bechtel

Paperback

$8.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761105411
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 5.94(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Stefan Bechtel is the author of two previous books, and with Laurence Stains he co-authored Sex: A Man's Guide. Bechtel is also a former senior editor of Prevention magazine, and a founding editor of Men's Health. He has had pieces published in such magazines as Esquire and Reader's Digest. He lives with his wife and children in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Laurence Stains was a startup editor, with Stefan Bechtel, of Men's Health. A former editor of Philadelphia Magazine, he has written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, GQ, and USA Weekend. He live outside Philadelphia with his wife and family

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Common Antidotes for Bad Luck

  • If you get up on the left (wrong) side of the bed, put your right sock and shoe on first.

  • If you spill salt, throw some over your left shoulder. It will hit the Devil in the face.

  • If you pass someone on the stairs, cross your fingers.

  • If you break a mirror, wash the broken pieces in a south-running river.

  • If you're walking with others in a row, and a passerby or tree or any large object separates you, say "bread and butter" and cross your fingers. Or make a cross on the sidewalk with your foot.

  • If you stumble, especially at the entrance to a home or upon embarking on a trip, go back and pass once more without tripping.

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