The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood

The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life

byBen Sherwood

Kobo ebook | January 26, 2009

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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?


Each second of the day, someone in <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">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 also discover 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.

About The Author

Ben Sherwood is a senior producer for "NBC Nightly News." He has written numerous articles as an investigative journalist. This is his first book written under his own name. He lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next novel.
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Title:The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your LifeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 26, 2009Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446543918

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Customer Reviews of The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book I've read a few times now Love it... I have gifted it to a few people. It's a great book and very interesting
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointed. Part 1 of this book was very captivating and informative, discussing many different instances of survival and human adversity. However, Part 2 is supposed to be all about you, where you can go online and take a test to discover your own Survival IQ, but by the looks of it, the website no longer exists, as I have not been able to access it...
Date published: 2014-08-14