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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Chronicle Books
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Sara
Apr 11, 2009 Sara rated it really liked it
This was pretty funny. Another good coffee table book to thumb through and have on hand to read in a group. And it's actually helpful, despite being incredibly funny!
(((AntifaGirl)))
Dec 19, 2016 (((AntifaGirl))) rated it did not like it
Stopped reading it when it started calling transgender people "he or she" and saying that you determine what their gender are from stereotypical traits rather than them actually telling you it and you accepting it, fuck off, that is not a red flag in any way, in fact the writer of this book is more of a red flag than anything they write in this book. I mean I guess there's some bullshit party tricks here and there but really that nullified anything about this book, the actual warnings are all ba ...more
Vennie
Feb 09, 2014 Vennie rated it really liked it
What can say about this book? Really it's a funny read and hits on so many subjects that we all want to understand and learn to deal with...blind dates, bad kissers, acne, breakups. But, it truly is a very, very enjoyable and quick read.

It's one of these reads where you can open to any page and begin reading.

It circulated in my office and it had everyone laughing and telling their own bad experiences and thinking perhaps they'd have done better if they had the advice the 3 authors offer very fre
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Andrew
May 20, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it
It is refreshing to see the Worse Case Scenario format applied to one of the most emotional aspects of human existence: romantic relationships. The authors (who now include for the first time Jennifer Worick), cut through the emotional anguish, the stress, and mystery of relationships, simply declaring "If this happens, do this." The authors manage to stop just short of cynicism, even when they're explaining how to ditch a bad date, how to have an affair, and how to fake an orgasm. It won't even ...more
Kathleen
Jun 12, 2015 Kathleen rated it it was ok
I picked this up out of schadenfreude, really. I'm not fond of the Worst-Case series and this one just seemed like a receipe for disaster. Surprisingly it didn't suck? It wasn't great; there was at least one seriously transphobic entry (hint: your date is whatever gender they say they are and you need to suck it the fuck up), and the pick-up lines and excuses are really... blah.

Final verdict? I was expecting it to be horrible, but it ended up just plain "blah." Not really worth the time, as it'
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HeavyReader
Jun 25, 2008 HeavyReader rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who goes on dates or has sex
Funnier than the Worst-Case Scenario book for the holidays, this book is full of lots of step by step instructions to get people out of all sorts of sex related mishaps.

Topics include (but are not limited to) how to spot fakes (breasts, toupees), how to fake an orgasm (not recommended--by me or the book), what to do if you can't remember the name of the person you wake up next to, how to ditch your date, what to do if don't have enough money to pay the bill, and how to successfully have an affa
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Bunny
May 30, 2009 Bunny rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, read-in-09
I'm completely saving this book for Falon, once she starts dating.

I spotted this at a garage sale, and thought it would be a laugh, which it totally is. Even more hilarious is how COMPLETELY useful it is.

I now know how to tell if I'm on a date with man or a woman, how to escape from a bathroom, how to disguise myself if I have to escape a date, and how to remove a bra. Well, I knew the last one already.

They also trod into my territory in that I still plan on writing a book on how to have a prop
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Jessica Abernethy
Jan 11, 2013 Jessica Abernethy rated it liked it
Overall I found the book informative; however there were a few parts that distracted me.

I felt that the book came off as seriotyically sexist because it specified a male or a female in a certain roll when it could've been genderless words such as, your date, you, or they.

Other than that, I enjoyed the book. I thought it was funny and informative.

Quick read and time worth spent!
Indika De Silva
Jul 09, 2014 Indika De Silva rated it really liked it
Lets face it folks... Some of the stuff you get in this book is more amusing than helpful. There is a good chance that some of the content will never be used by me in real life. But still it was so funny.

I actually would not mind reading the rest of the books in this series. Never know when such information could come in handy.
Evie
Apr 27, 2008 Evie rated it liked it
Cute book. I gave it as a gift to a male friend who was down on his dating luck and he actually used the "remove a bra with one hand" trick to snag his first serious girlfriend a couple months later. Well...maybe it wasn't the smooth move that sealed the deal, but I bet it didn't hurt.
Patty Baker
Sep 20, 2013 Patty Baker rated it it was ok
It was ok. Received this book from a friend when I divorced. Meant to be humorous and practical for re-entering the dating scene. But since I do not want to know how to have sex in the bathroom of an airplane, I found the book not practical for me.
Riana Elizabeth
Nov 26, 2011 Riana Elizabeth rated it liked it
A fun mix of facts and farce. My God, don't forget to scan the Appendix and source list of Experts at the back!
LemontreeLime
Apr 04, 2010 LemontreeLime rated it it was ok
Shelves: humor
But the question I have is what use IS knowing you could block body odor with chamomile tea bags when most restaurants only carry black or green tea?
Ori Pilo Kerman
Aug 04, 2011 Ori Pilo Kerman rated it really liked it
the main idea of this book is that it's a great "shelf book" to have when having people over. people, like dates =) especially for humorous people.
Ryan
Jun 08, 2009 Ryan rated it it was amazing
Thank God I don't have to worry about this any more, but if you are single and want to know how to tell if your date is a man or how to escape from the worst date of your life, read this book.
Jenny
Feb 12, 2008 Jenny rated it really liked it
This book is hilarious! From how to tell if your date is an axe-murderer to how to "pass gas" while on a date! Great for a light read.
Michael
Dec 28, 2008 Michael rated it it was ok
Shelves: how-to-reference
This book seemed dull; it rarely succeeded at being funny. I learned very little. It's probably worth no more than a superficial look.
Kim
Jul 27, 2015 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book
Quick, fun, light. What you would expect. A few interesting factoids, too. A good, quick audio book.
Cade
Sep 05, 2009 Cade rated it really liked it
For those that are as inept as I in the dating world, this book is pretty funny, or sad, or maybe just strangely useful.
Jinnie
Jul 22, 2009 Jinnie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone dating.
Here's some real news you can use on the dating scene. There's also quite a bit of news you can't use, but all-in-all, I was able to learn a few tricks and things to be on the lookout for.
Simon
Dec 27, 2010 Simon rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Couples
Well, being only a teen, I found this book to be mildly entertaining and it helped out a few friends.
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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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