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Author: Neil Strauss Narrator: Neil Strauss Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780061863974

Publisher Description

Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation.

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 work since 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.

With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, 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.

Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...

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Quotes

  • “The world is in crisis. If you’re looking for an emergency escape plan, this book is it.”

    - Rolling Stone
  • “Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests.”

    - Amazon.com, editorial review
  • “Witty, self-deprecating, and full of weird tips (how to fashion your credit card into a knife), the book is done justice by Strauss’ careful reading. The pacing is purposeful and Strauss’ youthful tone is flush with humor alongside a steady emphasis on the key ideas.”

    - Publishers Weekly

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not as captivating as The Game, but - as the title promises - packed with useful information (mostly pointers) for survival, all enveloped in a credible story that makes for many conversations over lunch. "

    - Benjamin, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Eerie, because I don't think people really know how "for real" this guy is, and I feel like he uses humor to cover up how crazy he feels. But also eerie in that he makes sense... Also, now I know how to escape from a variety of hand-cuff like devises and how to pick a padlock! "

    - Kat, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Awesome Funny, but yet informative too! "

    - Anita, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " More a 3.5 or 3.75 but I rounded up in the books favour "

    - sayguh, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Practical and funny "

    - Chase, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " really informative and offers different resources one can look up. fun to read and very extreme, i don't know how practical an average person can invest as much as he did. totally recommend "

    - Amanda, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It started out really slow. I liked the last half of the book though. "

    - Kevin, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Got a lot of information that I will use, and a lot more that I won't. I wish more details had been given on the topics in the last 4th of the book the way details were given in the first 3/4ths. But overall still enjoyed it. "

    - Noel, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! I love how the book came full circle. It has definitely widened my perspective on our world, society and possible purpose(s) in life. "

    - Jackie, 12/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Could have been very interesting. He's one of those writers who is very successful without being very good. "

    - Ron, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This non-fiction book is written by a "survivalist" about his search for a way to feel safe from what he feels is the coming apocalypse. Much of it was pretty over the top, but there were some good ideas about surviving natural disasters. "

    - Becky, 11/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " In all of t he panic of the world ending, Neil learned a valuable lesson... and it has nothing to do with zombies "

    - Allison, 11/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Finished the book Emergency. Really entertaining and enlightening read. Strauss's self development through his journey is commendable. I wish I had read this book when I first got it 6 months ago. "

    - Dat, 10/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A must read for anyone suffering from paranoia, a how to urban survival preparation guide for when the system goes tits up. Highly Recommended "

    - Frankie, 1/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent book and who knows, maybe it will save my life one day! "

    - Andy, 12/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting book that is more memoir than how-to. Strauss interacts and ultimately befriends some of the most interesting survivalists out there. A lot of the information was new to me, and may someday help me. But I'm not quite ready to dig a bolt-hole in my back yard. "

    - melody, 10/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Started off really interesting, but was pretty anti-climatic. I was dissapointed with the second half. It's non-fiction. "

    - Maria, 7/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wow. I am not into survivalist techniques, but this book just might have changed my perspective. Wow again. It was a fascinating and quick read. A self-proclaimed perpetual student all of his classes appealed to me and gave me something else to plan for! "

    - Teri, 4/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was entertaining, like a beach or an airplane book. I enjoyed the first bit but for some reason had a hard time picking it back up about halfway through. Maybe the author and his really lame girlfriend's personalities didn't do it for me. I seem react to that. "

    - Casey, 3/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love preparing for the impending apocalypse. "

    - Joe, 2/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Engrossing, easy to read how to survival guide to WTSHTF. "

    - Joseph, 8/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Ok, so it's about prepping, but Strauss takes a really thoughtful approach that is rare in the survival genre. His journey comes full-circle with a great community focus toward what we can do now to help our communities and ourselves. It's got a dark start but stick with it- it's worth it. "

    - Christy, 6/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This books in an interesting read in these unusual times. For those considering going off the grid, this will just reinforce those thoughts for others this may plant the seed. "

    - Ed, 4/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Liked it. A little more on the entertainment side of things. The author chronicles his quest from a big city boy to a prepared, confident individual. Good book. "

    - Tim, 3/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book won't save your life, but it is certainly an interesting and entertaining narrative with some good survival tips! Emergency definitely resembles Neil Strauss's hit The Game in style of writing and expression. "

    - Liza, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This guy has the most amazing life EVER! "

    - Presten, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An interesting read about fitting topics. Again Strauss writes a captivating story. "

    - Matt, 1/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book will not save your life. However, it was a fun read. "

    - Funkho, 12/24/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It started out a little slow, but quickly became very interesting. It really made me think about what I need to do beyond food storage to be ready in an emergency. While I won't be looking for a 2nd passport, I came away with a list of skills I really want to learn. Entertaining writer. "

    - Greg, 11/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " With all signs pointing to a very near end of civilization as we know it, this book documents Strauss' journey from urban incompetent to master survivalist. Totally fascinating, I read and reread anything written by Strauss. "

    - Randomweights, 11/22/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Starts off quite slow, and while there are some cool bits towards the end, most of the book is too much whiny for me to get into. "

    - Abasi, 11/20/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Entertaining, though I'm not sure anyone who isn't a billionaire except for a writer doing research for a book would have the time or money to complete this sort of emergency preparation and training regime. "

    - Joel, 10/27/2010

About the Author

Neil Strauss is an award-winning Rolling Stone editor, New York Times columnist, and writer or cowriter of eight New York Times bestselling books, including The Game and The Truth.