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Which is the safest seat on an airplane? Where is the best place to have a heart attack? Why does religious observance add years to your life? How can birthdays be hazardous to your health? THE SURVIVORS CLUB Each second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether it's a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble. Given the inevitability of adversity, we all wonder: Who beats the odds and who surrenders? Why do some people bound back and others give up? How can I become the kind of person who survives and thrives? The fascinating, hopeful answers to these questions are found in THE SURVIVORS CLUB. In the tradition of Freakonomics and The Tipping Point, this book reveals the hidden side of survival by combining astonishing true stories, gripping scientific research, and the author's adventures inside the U.S. military's elite survival schools and the government's airplane crash evacuation course. With THE SURVIVORS CLUB, you can alsodiscover your own Survivor IQ through a powerful Internet-based test called the Survivor Profiler. Developed exclusively for this book, the test analyzes your personality and generates a customized report on your top survivor strengths. There is no escaping life's inevitable struggles. But THE SURVIVORS CLUB can give you an edge when adversity strikes.

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This "New York Times" bestseller reveals the hidden side of surviving and thriving by combining astonishing true stories, scientific research, and the author's adventures inside the U.S. military's elite survival school.

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zellandyne, May 3, 2010 (view all comments by zellandyne)
I love this book.

I found it thanks to an excerpt in Newsweek, talking about the underlying factors that determine who survives in face of disaster. Sherwood analyzes the results of plane crashes, ship sinkings, bouts with illness and injury, and the standard human responses to danger. Some people freeze (bad idea) while others immediately take action. Some people are prepared and aware - on a plane they check the location of the nearest exits, they look at the safety instructions, they stay alert, and they move quickly. Others pop a sleeping pill or have a few drinks and ignore the standard safety demo at the start of each flight.

Sherwood has an engaging voice and uses well chosen personal examples (of people he's interviewed). He cites sound scientific research and provides an excellent bibliography (which led me to other excellent books, like The Luck Factor). He also discusses his experience going through one of the survival tests navy seals go through, which was fascinating. There are, of course, practical tips on improving your own odds of survival as well as quizzes to determine your survivor type and the web address for an online test.

I found the tests less useful than the rest of the book, but still worth taking.

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ISBN:
9780446698856
Author:
Sherwood, Ben
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Self-Help : General
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Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
383
Dimensions:
8.92x6.10x1.05 in. .90 lbs.

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