Combining wit and journalistic detail, "Plan B" follows Strauss's journey toward obtaining a second citizenship in a small Caribbean island--and offers a wry commentary on the future of America in a time of uncertainty.Combining wit and journalistic detail, "Plan B" follows Strauss's journey toward obtaining a second citizenship in a small Caribbean island--and offers a wry commentary on the future of America in a time of uncertainty.Read Less
Good. Ex-Library Book-will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Green Earth Books is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More.
Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
Neil Strauss finally resolved to become self-sufficient in an emergency when he realized that government emergency services take days to set up before they can actually start helping disaster victims (kind of like the old saying, "When seconds count the police are only minutes away"). "Emergency" is an entertaining, even inspiring account of how Neil became a qualified first-responder, trained self-defender, and fully ready to help himself and others survive emergencies from small to huge. There are parts you have to steel yourself for (good prep for starting on your own path to self-sufficiency), such as what happened to Bettie the goat. Along the way there are helpful hints and provoking thoughts that may, indeed someday save your life.
May 23, 2010
Not for 'Preppers'
This book is for SERIOUS survivalists. Strauss has a friendly, informal style, but his topics are dead serious. You don't buy second citizenships and a place outside the country if you're just another 'Preppy Prepper' soccer mom putting away gold doubloons.
The book is well illustrated, in the style of a 'graphic novel' and makes some very important points. The author's journey may surprise you. Good book.
Jul 26, 2009
You gotta love this guy and his writing 'style'. This is engaging from the beginning and, as usual, really insightful. I dig it.
Jun 27, 2009
I heard good things about the book, but I can't confirm, since I never received it. I contacted the shipper twice after not receiving the shipment yet never got a reply.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-05-03 The controversial author of The Game is back with a safer-of sorts-guide. With the U.S. threatened from within and without (e.g., swine flu, all sorts of religious extremists, subprime mortgages), the author takes three years of wilderness survival and lock-picking classes in an effort to learn how to survive anything from online hackers to terrorist plots. Witty, self-deprecating, and full of weird tips (how to fashion your credit card into a knife), the book is done justice by Strauss's careful reading. The pacing is purposeful and Strauss's youthful tone is flush with humor alongside a steady emphasis on the key ideas. A HarperCollins/It hardcover. (Mar.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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