The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sexby Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Jennifer Worick
The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are backand they've brought a date. Whatever your own dating nightmares are, take it from the professionals, things can get worse. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are dozens of scenarios covering every phase of the romanticor not so romanticturn of events./i>
The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are backand they've brought a date. Whatever your own dating nightmares are, take it from the professionals, things can get worse. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are dozens of scenarios covering every phase of the romanticor not so romanticturn of events. Learn how to remove stubborn articles of clothing, slip away from a blind date, and get rid of unsightly stains. Discover the secrets of dealing with a bad kisser and of surviving a meeting with your date's parents. Hands-on, step-by-step illustrated instructions help guide you through these and many more perils d'amor. Tasteful and useful, and with an appendix of great pickup lines, breakup lines, and all-purpose excuses, this is the book you need when you wake up next to someone whose name you can't remember.
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How to Determine if Your Date is an Axe Murderer
1. Watch for the following:
- A Caucasian male in his twenties or thirties
- Obsession with fire or matches
- Cruelty to animals
- History of bed-wetting
- Sexually abused as a child
- Middle-class background combined with loner behavior
- Difficulty maintaining relationships
An individual who exhibits more than three of these traits may be dangerous.
2. Trust your intuition.Your instinct is a powerful weapon. If something feels wrong, it probably is.
3. Check him out officially.Obtain his social security number and investigate him. Call the Federal Prison Locator Service (202-307-3126) to determine if he was ever incarcerated. Many online companies can aid in financial reports or tracking down previous addresses. You may also want to enlist the services of a private detective.
4. If you discover grounds for suspicion, break off the relationship immediately.Be clear and definite about your decision. Return all of his belongings and gifts. Do not make promises to keep in touch. Be straightforward and kind, and talk only about yourself and why the relationship no longer works for you. Do not blame him. Try not to make him angry.
5. Take steps to maintain your safety.
- Carry a cell phone.
- Install a home security system.
- Change your phone numbers.
- Stay near populated, well-lit areas.
- Apprise a friend or relative of your concerns.
- Document any strange or unusual happenings.
- Take a personal safety/self-defense class....
Meet the Author
Jennifer Worick author of the journals My Dysfunctional Life and My Fabulous Life, has been hit on by some of the experts for this book. She, along with the other authors, lives in Philadelphia.
Joshua Piven is a writer, editor, and Web site designer who lives in Philadelphia. He's ready for anything.
David Borgenicht is a Philadelphia-based writer whose own worst-case scenario involved a heavy-armored vehicle in Pakistan.
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This book is hilarious! Buy this book only if you have a good sense of humor and looking for a good laugh. My girlfriends and I couldn't stop laughing at the crazy scenarios!
Don't waste your money on this book....like I did. Common sense and a couple of life experiences and you know more than this book. Escape from a bad date by going to the bathroom, breaking out the glass window and crawling out......come on.
After reading this book I have come to thought of my own love life completely different. From pity to happiness. This book is just so funny. For couples, especially girls since those are the ones who I think more emotional then pratical will enjoy reading this book
as long as you have a sense of humor this is a great bok... especially when your down and out.
For someone who needs a bit of a humor relief after breaking up, this is a good book to remind him/her that things could indeed be much MUCH worse. Just make sure to tell the recipient in advance not to take the contents seriously.
If you enjoyed 'Worst Case Scenario' and 'Worst Case Scenario Travel,' you will enjoy this latest edition. Once again, the authors have taken a light-hearted approach to serious situations and offered up some advice on how to get out of them. While most of us would hate to find ourselves in these situations, I find the advice here to be quite useful. It covers a wide range of topics, like how to deal with bad dates, all the way to how to tell if your date is an axe murderer (something we all need to know). For the sometime downright hilarious to the light-hearted side of dating, this is a fun book.
A fun and lighthearted look at sex and dating that provides a few laughs and even a couple of compelling insights. Fair to both the male and female point of view.
This is a lovely book with guidelines to help the truly clueless in life with their dating scene. I bought this book for my brother for Christmas, but gave it to him on Thanksgiving because I couldn't wait for him to read the priceless information that was bound to crack him up. This book is a delightful little gem for those who enjoy a good laugh about the perils of dating, and sex.
¿Warning . . . Breaking a heart is one thing -- breaking the law is another.¿ In the spirit of fun, this book does describe all sorts of illegal activities that you should not indulge in (being an ax murderer, escaping restaurants without paying, and making whoopee in an airplane lavatory). But you will probably enjoy the fantasy of escaping from these circumstances while reading the book! The book¿s key point is that you will ¿find out how to survive dozens of physically and emotionally threatening situations in bars, restaurants, bedrooms, or airplane lavatories.¿ This is important because ¿human nature is much less predictable than Mother Nature.¿ Like the other two worst-case survival handbooks, this one comes with many helpful illustrations to help you follow the advice. Here are some of my favorite sections: How to determine the gender of your date (without removing any clothing); how to tell if you date is married; what to do if you run into an obsessive ex on a date; how to fake an intense sexual experience; how to find out the name of the person you are in bed with when you¿ve forgotten their name; how to stop a wedding of someone you want to marry; a section of useful excuses; pick up lines not to use; and fending off unwanted admirers in a bar (which includes many ways to spill drinks on them). More than the other two handbooks, this book is filled with advice that you may actually want to use some day (like how to stop someone from snoring, getting rid of excess gas, dealing with a declined credit card when you have no cash with you, and breaking up with someone in a considerate way). I only found one area where I thought the advice was wrong. There¿s a section on how to tell if another person is a con artist. There is advice drawn from neuro-linguistic programming that suggests that people who look to the left are lying. Actually, in most right handed people, looking left or up to the left usually means that they are remembering a visual image, or something that they have heard. If a right handed person looks right or up to the right, there is some imaginative activity going on . . . not necessarily a lie. The person may not have an experience in this area. Reverse these directions for most left-handed people. For ambidextrous people, good luck! I think that this book is not only valuable for most people who are dating, it would also make a wonderful gift for roommates to give to each other (when of an appropriate age to appreciate the references to sexual situations as well-meant humor). For guys, if the advice doesn¿t work out, you will also find out how to handle black eyes, meeting with police officers, and getting out on bail! Appreciate the potential humor of every situation . . . even on bad dates!! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The 2,000 Percent Solution and The Irresistible Growth Enterprise
I have the other 2 books in the series which are more funny than useful. This one has a bit of humor, but it also shares a lot of good advice.