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The Bad Driver's Handbook: Hundreds of Simple Maneuvers to Frustrate, Annoy, and Endanger Those Around Youby Zack Arnstein and Larry Arnstein
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The Bad Driver's Handbook is the book the DMV doesn't want you to read! Zack and Larry Arnstein (The Dog Ate My Resumé) debunk the myths of the "good" and "bad" driver by describing in detail the liberating truths about driving that have long been suppressed. Comical commentary and tongue-in-cheek observations are provided on such topics as:
Hidden meanings behind ordinary traffic signs are revealed, including the coyly worded No U-turn sign, which actually means look both ways for police officers, and if you don't see any, go ahead and make the U-turn!
"In this hilarious parody of a how-to manual, Zack and Larry Arnstein cover every driving situation that has ever caused damage or even just annoyance....Most of us spend a major part of our lives dealing with traffic, cars, and driving, but we don't spend nearly enough time laughing about them." RoadTripAmerica.com
"The Bad Driver's Handbook provides expert driving advice on everything from surviving road rage to outsmarting your average street sign....This book is truly funny!" National Public Radio's News and Notes with Ed Gordon
"The funniest book ever penned on how to drive." The National Post
"The book, which deserves a Pulitzer for mayhem, touts 'Hundreds of Simple Maneuvers to Frustrate, Annoy, and Endanger Those Around You.' In other words, how to drive like the average American." Salt Lake Tribune
"Takes a common, everyday bugaboo and turns it on its ear....The humor here is in the recognition of our own challenges behind the wheel and the amazing folly we sometimes observe in others." BookPage
The Bad Drivers Handbook: Hundreds of Simple Maneuvers to Frustrate, Annoy, and Endanger Those Around You debunks the myths of the good” and bad” driver by describing in detail the liberating truths about driving that have long been suppressed. Novice and experienced drivers—along with those who are bewildered by the utopian fantasies about driving found in the typical DMV handbook—will find all of their questions answered by authors Larry and Zack Arnstein, who offer comical commentary and tongue-in-cheek observations on such bad driving techniques as:
Bribes, Threats and Other Secrets to Getting Your License
Making Your Car Louder
Turn Signals: Why Give Up the Element of Surprise?
Tailgating: How Close Is Not Close Enough?
Sleeping at the Wheel (Dos and Donts)
Motorcycles: Faster, Cooler, Safer!
Driving When You Can No Longer See
Myths of the "good" and "bad" driver are debunked by describing in detail the liberating truths about driving that have long been suppressed. Comical commentary and tongue-in-cheek observations are provided on such topics as intimidating pedestrians, making one's car louder, the dos and don'ts of sleeping at the wheel, and driving when one can no longer see. There is an exhaustive list of Did You Knows? such as: Did you know if you get boxed in by other, smaller cars in a parking space, you have the legal right to bash your way free? This entertaining guide is also full of safety tips, such as do not drive with your feet until you have mastered driving with your knees, and definitions like Pedestrian: annoying obstacle infringing upon your right to drive at any speed you choose. Hidden meanings behind ordinary traffic signs are revealed, including the coyly worded No U-turn sign, which actually means "look both ways for police officers, and if you don't see any, go ahead and make the U-turn."
About the Author
Zack Arnstein, after failing his first three driving tests, finally passed it at the age of 16 on his fourth try, making him one of the world's most distinguished experts on driving tests. He then went on to become an authority in the related fields of law enforcement and minor traffic accidents by collecting a variety of moving violations and "fender-benders" during his teenage years. He once worked as a driver for a Messenger Service where he bravely fought his way through rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, delivering crucial legal documents to hysterical lawyers. He is currently working on a doctorate in parking violations.
Larry Arnstein, after failing his first driving test, passed it at the age of 18 on his second try (as near as he can recall). He has also collected his share of moving violations and "fender-benders" during a driving career which included some years driving taxicabs in New York City and Berkeley, California, before he gave up honest employment to become a writer. Currently he is a model of safe driving techniques, but occasionally is subject to episodes of taxi driver flashback syndrome during which his driving is unpredictable.
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