Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life

Paperback | March 10, 2009

byNeil Strauss

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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...

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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 fir...

Neil Strauss is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersThe Game, Rules of the Game, Emergency,andEveryone Loves You When You’re Dead. He is also the co-author of three otherNew York Timesbestsellers - Jenna Jameson'sHow to Make Love Like a Porn Star,Mötley Crüe'sThe Dirtand Marilyn Manson'sThe Long Hard Road out of Hell. A writer fo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.08 inPublished:March 10, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060898771

ISBN - 13:9780060898779

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK! This was an amazing book! At first I thought it was just crazy how little it takes for someone to go from "lets store some water in the cellar in case there's another black out" to lets get another citizenship so that we can flee the country when stuff happens" but after reading this book it actually made me want to go out and learn some of the things that Neil Strauss has learned just because I would not only want to take care of my own family but others as well. I don't mean in the event of a huge disaster but this book definately makes you think about what could happen. Afterall everyone who has suffered through a tragic event, at one time or another thought nothing like it would ever happen to them.
Date published: 2010-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exiting, Captivating, Excellent! Like in “The Game”, in his new book “Emergency” Neil takes us to a different reality that most of us are unaware of. This time Strauss immerses himself in a community which interest and obsession is to be prepared for the next world crisis. History repeats itself, and it is just a matter of time until the world we live in falls into chaos again; when we face this challenges, only the best prepared will survive. While the content of “The Game” differs from that of “Emergency”, both books create a similar effect in terms of making the reader reevaluate what he thought he knew about the subject. Ideas and behaviors that initially appear to be extremist, illogical and hard to believe become clear, rational, and necessary. Once Again, Strauss´ efforts result in a book or guide that offers an easier start for those who want to follow his steps. In the case of this new launch, his determination to be prepared for the next crisis will help you learn how to survive the worst that this world has to offer. Thanks Neil! The book itself is very interesting and captivating. Neil´s particular story and his entertaining way of telling it will keep you thrilled from start to finish. Whether you are looking for an escape plan for when everything you know falls into chaos, or just entertaining and exiting reading, I strongly recommend getting “Emergency”.
Date published: 2009-03-24

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“Strauss is well versed in the wit of pop-culture speak, so whether he’s explaining the acquisition of citizenship in a tropical locale, how to cut and cook a goat, or modes of extreme self-defense, his engaging voice pushes things along.”