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The Action Heroine's Handbook: How to Win a Catfight, Drink Someone Under the Table, Choke a Man with Your Bare Thighs, and Dozens of Other TV and Movie Skillsby Jennifer Worick and Joe Borgenicht
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For every woman who wants to be as tough as Lara Croft, as nimble as the Bionic Woman, and as babe-a-licious as Charlie's Angels, The Action Heroine's Handbook shows how to conquer the bad guys in virtually any situation. This sequel to The Action Hero's Handbook (more than 150,000 copies in print!) features step-by-step illustrations and instructions on profiling a serial killer, going undercover as a beauty queen, navigating white water rapids, outwitting a band of house invaders, and more. All the information is reality based and comes from a host of experts (including stunt-women, jujitsu instructors, and primatologists). Special sections and appendices highlight the top action heroine hairdos, handbag essentials, and the best footwear for every action situation.
"Although seemingly far-fetched, the how-tos are actually backed up with legitimate advice from professionals....Line drawings spruce up this alternately goofy and serious book." Publishers Weekly
This sequel to The Action Hero's Handbook features step-by-step illustrations and instructions on profiling a serial killer, going undercover as a beauty queen, navigating white water rapids, and more.
Compiles information from action movies and television programs, including "Aliens," "The Matrix," and "Scream," to teach readers skills such as how to outrun a fireball, profile a serial killer, and land a failing helicopter.
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For every woman who wants to be as tough as Lara Croft, as nimble as the Bionic Woman, and as babe-a-licious as Charlie’s Angels, The Action Heroine’s Handbook shows you the essential skills you’ll need to conquer the bad guys and save the day without breaking a sweat.
Find out how the real action heroines do it, directly from a host of experts, including stuntwomen, jujitsu instructors, helicopter pilots, detectives, forensic psychologists, survivalists, primatologists, and many others.
• Profile a serial killer
• Outwit a band of home intruders
• Navigate white water rapids
• Go undercover as a beauty queen
• Outrun a fireball
And dozens of other Tough Chick Skills, Beauty Skills, Brain Skills, Brawn Skills, and Escape Skills. Special sections and appendices feature the top action heroine hairdos, handbag essentials, and the best footwear for every action situation. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, The Action Heroine’s Handbook will prepare you to save the world, one baddie at a time.
About the Author
Jennifer Worick is the co-author of My Fabulous Life, My Dysfunctional Life, and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex. She lives in Philadelphia.
Joe Borgenicht is co-author of The Action Hero's Handbook and The Baby Owner's Manual. He lives in Salt Lake City.
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