A lucky charm you can read, The Good Luck Book is a delightfully uplifting collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, parables, tips, customs, rumors, and facts about good luck and how to get it. There's "Why We Knock on Wood," from our pagan tree-worshipping days. The 52 luckiest days of the year. What to do to bring good luck to a new house. Why horseshoes, rabbits' feet, four-leaf clovers, and whisbones are lucky. Seven time-honored ways to improve your luck, and six common anecdotes to bad luck. Plus, how to change your luck at the card table, charms and rituals used in love, and why people rub other, lucky people for good luck.
Sharing some of the finest, funniest, and truest things ever said about luck, this book inspires even the unluckiest person to persevere. 84,000 copies in print.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|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.