Worst-Case Scenario Handbook – Gross Edition: Guest Book Review

May 29th, 2011 by

Today, we have a guest book review from our friend, Brent Lazo. He’s big into nonfiction and he has terrible hygiene, so we thought he’d be a perfect fit to review this book about how to deal with all the disgusting facts of life. JUST KIDDING! (Brent, you know we’re joking, right?) Seriously, though, check out his take on the book a recommended read for our Wacky, Gross, Weird, and Real theme:

We’ve all been there before. Your day is going great when suddenly, without warning, you find yourself thrown right into the middle of a situation so gross you aren’t even sure what year it is any more. Like that time when your best friend ran over to tell you about the Justin Bieber concert and began bombarding you with an unstoppable fury of terrible breath stench. Or when you had lunch with that kid who spits so much when he talks that all you could think about was saying, “Hey bro, give me the news, not the weather!”

Well, don’t panic. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition has got you covered. With just a little bit of knowledge and preparation, many of these less-than-enjoyable situations can easily be tamed. In this book, you’ll find helpful tips that will get you through such grossness as an untimely bout of gas, a gnarly wart, the school bathroom, and even a skunk attack.

Sample pages from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition -- Click to enlarge!

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition is presented with a healthy dose of humor that fits perfectly — given that the topics include boogers, farts, and even several types of poop! And it’s loaded with additional fun facts that supplement each chapter very nicely. I’m not sure that I needed to know 15 different synonyms for “barf”… but, hey, no complaints here. And if you want to play a joke on your friends (disclaimer: at your own risk, of course!), be sure to take a look at the fake poop “recipe” in the Appendix.

If you can stomach reading about some pretty disgusting things, then you should check out The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition. Potentially disastrous situations can strike when you least expect them, and it pays to be prepared. I’ll admit that before discovering this book, I wasn’t too familiar with the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, but they sure would have come in handy back when I was in school!

So grab this book and keep it nearby. You never know when your day might take a turn for the gross. Wouldn’t you rather be prepared the next time you find yourself in a close encounter with the “spit-talker”?

— Brent

Brent enjoys music, sports, the Charlotte Bobcats, and reading nonfiction; and he used to carry a 204 bowling average. These days, he can often be found training for his next half-marathon.

Review copy provided by the publisher.

2 Responses

  • Colby writes:
    May 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Great review, but the Charlotte Bobcats. I still miss the Hornets.

  • Sarah writes:
    May 31st, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Gross sells with the kiddos! Fun review – this blog always has great “voice” 🙂

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