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The college years are a time of noble pursuit of knowledge, self-betterment—and unending peril! Students are at risk from the moment they receive their acceptance letters. Fortunately, the authors of the phenomenally best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series have come to the rescue, offering all-new, hands-on, step-by-step instructions for surviving the wor ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Chronicle Books
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Jennifer
Dec 27, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Meh. There were some moderately useful things, and some mildly humorous things. There were also borderline offensive things - pretend to be a foreign student by skipping deodorant comes to mind. That trope isn't even funny, why use it?

The decorate your dorm room ideas were overly complicated. Check the local Goodwill or dumpster dive at move out would have been better advice. But that is minor.

The hook up, date three people at once (by lying, not open honesty or exploring a polyamorous lifestyle
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Dec 25, 2011 HeavyReader rated it liked it
Recommends it for: college students; fans of the "Worst-Case Scenario" series
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I requested this through BookMooch. I hope the Mooch comes through because I really do want to read this book even though my college days are long over.

I enjoyed this book very much. Parts of it were really funny.

My favorite sections are the "hippie" portion of "How to Take on a New Identity" (it's spot on); the food equivalency chart (the calorie equivalent in mugs of beer for a variety of food items); "How to Eat When You're Broke;" "How to Sleep in the Library;" and "How to Tell Your Parents
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Jesse
Jun 06, 2009 Jesse rated it it was ok
As a college graduate, I can appreciate some of the 'advice' this survival guide gives you. It plays on old college cliches and actually gives the occasional pearl of wisdom but it is mostly a humor novel. I know me and my roommates never did make curtains out of old shirts. If you're going to get it, get it for the humor. There are plenty of other books that give real advice and the truth is often stranger than fiction.
Peter Kauffmann
Oct 11, 2010 Peter Kauffmann rated it really liked it
Even though I'm done with undergrad, this book is still amusing enough to be worth a read on its own. My favorite part was the diagrams that come up every few pages or so. They seemed very self-important for how absurd the situations were, eg, "In the case of a stadium riot, move quickly away from the mascots."
Simon
Dec 27, 2010 Simon rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kayla
This book was facinating and gave a inside scoop of the overexaggerated college life, we'll see.
Maggie
Apr 27, 2011 Maggie added it
funny. i'm not sure whether to take it seriously or not.......
Kiwi
Sep 26, 2008 Kiwi rated it it was ok
Recommended to Kiwi by: Sapph
Not my thing, but a few of the parts made me laugh. Definitely a good read to just look at college stereotypes and get a good laugh about them.
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Funny, silly, and slightly helpful.
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I write. That’s rather obvious. Mostly I write about things that blow my skirt up. Humor is a big—huge—part of everything I do. But then there’s that soft, squishy sentimental part of me that can’t help but rear its heartfelt head. And since I like to tell people what to do every chance I get, I write a lot of how-to books, blogs, and articles.

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