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Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation.

What can you do when it all hits the fan?

You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system.

"I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes." So begins Neil Strauss's harrowing new book: his first full-length worksince the international bestseller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year.

After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes — and now of world financial meltdown — Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that's lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future.

With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid.

It's one man's story of a dangerous world — and how to stay alive in it.

Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...

About the Author

Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Timesbestsellers The Game, Rules of the Game, and Emergency. He is also the coauthor of two other New York Timesbestsellers—MÖtley CrÜe's The Dirt, and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road Out of Hell—as well as Dave Navarro's Don't Try This at Home, a Los Angeles Timesbestseller. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.

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Erica Horne, April 27, 2009 (view all comments by Erica Horne)
Truth can be stranger than fiction, and that's the case in Emergency.

Neil Strauss wonders what he would do if the world as we know it failed to function as it does currently. What would he do if an event the magnitude of 9/11 or Katrina took place in his hometown? No more electricity, iPods, takeout food or Seinfeld reruns.

The book begins with him as a typical "city boy", knowing nothing about survival. In similar fashion to The Game he seeks out the best of the best to learn the skills he feels he needs to survive. And also similar to The Game he takes all this knowledge and moves beyond it, creating his own interpretations.

At times while reading this book I was tempted with ideas ranging from calling my financial planner to see about moving my money to something more secure to thoughts of leaving the country. Other times I was laughing hysterically.

This was one of those books that I just couldn't put down. Within 24 hours of purchase I had read all 418 pages. It was entertaining, it made me laugh and it made me think.

Highly recommended to any American living in 2009.
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9780060898779
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This Book Will Save Your Life
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Strauss, Neil
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by Neil Strauss
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by Neil Strauss
Publisher:
It Books
Subject:
Essays
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Civics & Citizenship
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Survival skills
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Survivalism
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Disasters & Disaster Relief
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Personal & Practical Guides
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Sociology-Disasters and Disaster Relief
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Trade PB
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20090310
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Paperback
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General/trade
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English
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Y
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432
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8.24x5.58x1.17 in. 1.05 lbs.

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