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Don't Try This at Home: How to Win a Sumo Match, Catch a Great White Shark, Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats (For Ordinary People)

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A step-by-step guide to performing the death-defying stunts you thought were only possible in the movies.

For the millions of armchair daredevils who made Worst Case Scenario a mega best-seller, Hunter Fulghum offers an even more hair-raising handbook. The result of persistent probing, diligent research, and outrageous phone calls to institutions like Fort Knox and the Pentagon, Don't Try This at Home gives thrill seekers everywhere the insider information they crave to show them how to perform feats such as:

  • Conduct a SWAT Team hostage
  • Rappel off the Eiffel Tower
  • Borrow the Mona Lisa
  • Form an independent nation
  • Break into Buckingham Palace
  • Catch a great white shark
  • Meet aliens at Area 51
Filled with step-by-step instructions, including lists of necessary tools, timing tips, and helpful illustrations, Don't Try This at Home provides the ultimate guide to doing the impossible.

Review:

"[A] detailed, amusing and utterly useless read for anyone who wants to know how to do something zany-without actually wanting to do it." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Although the book is not quite a spoof — the instructions often make a delirious kind of sense — Fulghum's tongue is firmly in his cheek." Booklist

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"[A] detailed, humorous, and bizarre book." VOYA

Synopsis:

A step-by-step guide to performing the death-defying stunts you thought were only possible in the movies.

For the millions of armchair daredevils who made Worst Case Scenario a mega bestzseller, Hunter Fulghum offers an even more hair-raising handbook. The result of persistent probing, diligent research, and outrageous phone calls to institutions like Fort Knox and the Pentagon, Don't Try This at Home gives thrill seekers everywhere the insider information they crave to show them how to perform feats such as:

*Conduct a SWAT Team hostage

*Rappel off the Eiffel Tower

*Borrow the Mona Lisa

*Form an independent nation

*Break into Buckingham Palace

*Catch a great white shark

*Meet aliens at Area 51

Filled with step-by-step instructions, including lists of necessary tools, timing tips, and helpful illustrations, Don't Try This at Home provides the ultimate guide to doing the impossible.

About the Author

Hunter S. Fulghum is the author of several other books, including Like Father, Like Son; Office Dirty Tricks; and You're Not Getting Better, You're Getting Older. Currently a project manager for Turner eTechnologies, he lives near Seattle, Washington.

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LocktownDog, December 16, 2007 (view all comments by LocktownDog)
At first, I had planned giving this book to my 11 year old son. After reading a few pages, I realized that it would be a quick road to divorce. No young, slightly evil kids needs to gain any ideas from this text. However, much of it was fun reading for me! Just keep in mind that parts are ridiculously dangerous, others are just common sense. Still, its a fun and fast read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767911597
Author:
Fulghum, Hunter
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Fulghum, Hunter S.
Author:
Hunter Fulghum
Author:
Hunter Fulghum
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Escapes
Subject:
Rescues
Subject:
Daredevils.
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-8
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5 x .6 in .625 lb

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Product details 288 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767911597 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[A] detailed, amusing and utterly useless read for anyone who wants to know how to do something zany-without actually wanting to do it." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Although the book is not quite a spoof — the instructions often make a delirious kind of sense — Fulghum's tongue is firmly in his cheek."
"Review" by , "[A] detailed, humorous, and bizarre book."
"Synopsis" by , A step-by-step guide to performing the death-defying stunts you thought were only possible in the movies.

For the millions of armchair daredevils who made Worst Case Scenario a mega bestzseller, Hunter Fulghum offers an even more hair-raising handbook. The result of persistent probing, diligent research, and outrageous phone calls to institutions like Fort Knox and the Pentagon, Don't Try This at Home gives thrill seekers everywhere the insider information they crave to show them how to perform feats such as:

*Conduct a SWAT Team hostage

*Rappel off the Eiffel Tower

*Borrow the Mona Lisa

*Form an independent nation

*Break into Buckingham Palace

*Catch a great white shark

*Meet aliens at Area 51

Filled with step-by-step instructions, including lists of necessary tools, timing tips, and helpful illustrations, Don't Try This at Home provides the ultimate guide to doing the impossible.

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