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Forget quicksand and shark attacks, child-rearing is the truly terrifying activity. A screaming baby on an airplane, no diapers (!), monsters hiding in the closet, a long family car trip, the first date—these are the high-risk adventures you need to survive. Fortunately, the authors of the phenomenally best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series now keep pare ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Chronicle Books
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HeavyReader
Feb 06, 2012 HeavyReader rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to HeavyReader by: breeders and anyone who has to spend time with kids
Shelves: funny, how-to
This is the funniest Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook that I have read. And I almost passed up reading it because I don't have and will never have children.

To think, I almost missed out on knowing that "many monsters are afraid of the color green," that skills for dealing with a stray dog are nearly the same as skills for dealing with a stray exchange student, and that while "couples frequently disagree over whether to bribe children," kids are "almost always...in favor of it."

I busted out
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Max Ostrovsky
I liked it. I really liked it. I haven't read any of the other Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks, but based on this one, I am definitely interested.

I thought it was amazing how well the author's/editors conveyed serious topics with humor. And it wasn't bad humor in serious situations like is used in Comedy Defensive Driving courses. This was truly honest and helpful with more than a dash of laughs.

Of course, most of the advice is obvious, but the book does provide very creative solutions
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Alan
Funny book. I read it as a bathroom book over the course of a few weeks. It was funny. I would only recommend about 75% of the scenarios played out in it.
Ronald Huxley
Great resource for parents. There is a section in here that features some of my parenting work. See more at http://parentingtoolbox.com
Ivy
This book was hilarious laugh-out loud funny. Bought it many years ago for friends who were first time parents. Recommend it as a gift!
Jeff Gagne
This is perfect for anyone with a sense of humor who is thinking about parenthood!
Michelle
Hilarity! Further support for not wanting teh spawn.
Brandi
Hilarious advice on parenting.
Justinia
Meh, but slightly amusing.
D'Anne
This book is retarded.
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Very entertaining.
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Josh Piven is a television writer and producer, speechwriter, playwright, and the author or co-author of more than twenty non-fiction and humor books, including the worldwide best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series.

He wrote the teleplay and serves as producer of Don The Beekeeper, a half-hour children’s TV show about honeybees and urban beekeeping. His most recent stage play,
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