Life: The Odds - And How to Improve Them

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2003 - Humor - 256 pages
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The lowdown on life's most intriguing possibilities, in the bestselling, brain-tickling tradition of the Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook series.

Most of us have wondered about the likelihood of striking it rich, being audited by the IRS, or living to be one hundred years old. But how many of us have actually sat down and calculated the chances that we could marry a millionaire? Or that the earth could be destroyed by an asteroid?

Now, with Gregory Baer's Life: The Odds, you can find out the answers to these questions and more in a fun, freewheeling, and compulsively readable way. Baer not only gives startling stats but also advice for nudging fate in your favor. Readers will discover the odds of:
* Bowling a perfect game
* Catching a ball at a Major League Baseball game
* Being canonized as a saint
* Picking a winning stock
* Surviving a train crash
* Getting away with murder (or getting convicted)
* Being well endowed (or poorly endowed)
* Reaching the summit of Mount Everest

A great book with a great hook, Life: The Odds is a sure bet to make you laugh-and to make you think.

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Review: Life: The Odds: And How to Improve Them

User Review  - Mia McInnis - Goodreads

Cute, with some interesting factoids. Re-readability is low, but it was still worth a chuckle. Read full review

Review: Life: The Odds: And How to Improve Them

User Review  - Knox - Goodreads

I borrowed this from a friend. A surprisingly clever and interesting look at probability and how to interpret your real life odds in many facets of life, also gives the reader a sense of not being a victim to statistics. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Gregory Baer is the coauthor of The Great Mutual Fund Trap: An Investment Recovery Plan. He has served as assistant secretary of the treasury for Financial Institutions, and was formerly managing senior counsel at the Federal Reserve Board. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is now a partner in a Washington, D.C., law firm.

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