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The Best-Case Scenario Handbook: A Parodyby John Tierney
Synopses & Reviews
Prepare for the best--you never know when life will take an unpredictable turn, forcing you to deal with sudden wealth, power, love, success, fame, and earthly glory. Here are step-by-step illustrated instructions on what you need to know THIS VERY MINUTE.
How to accept an Academy Award
How to respond when someone you want to dump dumps you first
What to do in a pretentious restaurant when you're mistaken for the Times food critic
What to do when you look younger every birthday
...plus practical information on how to wangle a first-class upgrade from coach and how to behave when confused Palm Beach retirees erroneously elect you President of the United States.
Amazing how well prepared we are for the worst, knowing just what to do when a bus careens out of control, a bear makes an angry charge, or a blind date has bad breath. But what happens when that last powerball number comes up--and you have a perfect match? Or when, in front of a televised audience of millions, the voice says "And the award goes to..."--and it's your name?
The Best-Case Scenrio Handbook shows readers how to cope with sudden wealth, power, love, success, and earthly glory. In scenario after scenario, it's what to do when life takes a turn for the lucky. When, for example, your car is rear-ended by another vehicle on a country road and Bill Gates stumbles out and slurs, "What'll it take to make this go away?" When Yale University accidentally admits your child--with a full scholarship. When an ATM machine goes berserk and starts spewing cash. When your husband says, "Dear, if we're going to spend $5,000 on a dress, don't you need the right necklace to go with it?" There are tips on how to accept an Oscar, sleep in First Class, shop for a private plane, take the presidential oath, and handle a polite, friendly teenage child.
The Best-Case Scenario Handbook combines practical information (what do experts advise lottery winners?) with shrewd social strategy, and is illustrated throughout with first-aid-manual style black-and-white line drawings.
THE BEST CASE SCENARIO HANDBOOK shows readers how to cope with sudden wealth, power, love, success and earthly glory. In scenario after scenario, it's what to do when life takes a turn for the lucky. When for example, your car is bumped by another vehicle on a country road and Bill Gates stumbles out and slurs, "What'll it take to make this go away?" When a university accidentally admits your child - with a full scholarship. When a cash machine goes berserk and starts spewing cash. THE BEST CASE SCENARIO HANDBOOK combines practical information (what do experts advise lottery winners?) with shrewd social strategy, and is illustrated throughout with first-aid style black-and-white line drawings.
About the Author
John Tierney is a columnist and writer for The New York Times. He recently won his second Nobel Prize and is often mistaken for Brad Pitt.
Table of Contents
Chapter I: BEST-CASE MOMENTS
Chapter II: BEST-CASE SCENARIOS AT HOME
Chapter III: BEST-CASE FOOD AND DRINK
Chapter IV: BEST-CASE LOVE AND SEX
Chapter V: BEST-CASE TRAVEL
Chapter VI: BEST-CASE GIG
Chapter VII: BEST-CASE ACCIDENTS
Chapter VIII: TOO-GOOD-TO-BE-TRUE SCENARIOS
Appendix A Appendix B Sources Acknowledgements
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