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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,789 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Strauss Narrator: Neil Straus Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes—and now of global 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, so he spent three years traveling through a country that has 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Benjamin | 2/19/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kat | 2/19/2014

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anita | 2/2/2014

    " Awesome Funny, but yet informative too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by sayguh | 2/2/2014

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

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About the Author
Author Neil Strauss

Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game and Rules of the Game. He is also the coauthor of three New York Times bestsellers: Jenna Jameson’s How to Make Love like a Porn Star, Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, and Marilyn Manson’s The Long Hard Road out of Hell, as well as Dave Navarro’s Don’t Try This at Home, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.