Once in a while, a book will appear that raises awareness about emergency preparedness to the mass population. This year, that book has been Emergency : This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss. It’s a bit more dramatic than educational, but it should make a good gift for this holiday season.
About Emergency : This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
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.
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.
If you’ve enjoyed any of Neil Strauss’s previous books like The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, you’ll enjoy this one.
Here’s author Neil Strauss being interviewed about the book (in Second Life, no less):