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Text Publishing Company, May 16, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 352 pages
Before The End of the World As We Know It, you're going to want to read this book. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...

After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis, hurricanes and financial meltdown, Neil Strauss, author of The Game, came to the sobering realisation that anything can happen. Safety and survival are not certainties-so he did something about it. Strauss spent three years learning the skills necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future.

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.

'A sprawling, rambling beast of a book.' Age

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Written by a patronizingly misogynist jerk who kind of knows he’s a jerk, this book first explores how to leave the US/get a different identity and citizenship, in case of the disaster he expects as ... Read full review

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There are some interesting nuggets of information here, but most of the advice is impractical for the average person who doesn't have unlimited funds. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Neil Strauss has worked as a music journalist for many publications including the New York Times and Rolling Stone. He has also co-written best-selling books with Jenna Jameson, Motley Crue, and Marilyn Manson. The best-selling The Game explored the weird world of men devoted to the art of picking up women. His latest book, Emergency, was released in 2009.

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