The Best-Case Scenario Handbook : A Parody
The Best-Case Scenario Handbook A Parody Author:John Tierney Amazing how well prepared we are for the worst, knowing just what to do when a bus careens out of control, a bear makes an angry charge, or a blind date has bad breath. But what happens when that last powerball number comes up--and you have a perfect match? Or when, in front of a televised audience of millions, the voice says "And the award goes... more » to..."--and it's your name?
The Best-Case Scenrio Handbook shows readers how to cope with sudden wealth, power, love, success, and earthly glory. In scenario after scenario, it's what to do when life takes a turn for the lucky. When, for example, your car is rear-ended by another vehicle on a country road and Bill Gates stumbles out and slurs, "What'll it take to make this go away?" When Yale University accidentally admits your child--with a full scholarship. When an ATM machine goes berserk and starts spewing cash. When your husband says, "Dear, if we're going to spend $5,000 on a dress, don't you need the right necklace to go with it?" There are tips on how to accept an Oscar, sleep in First Class, shop for a private plane, take the presidential oath, and handle a polite, friendly teenage child.
The Best-Case Scenario Handbook combines practical information (what do experts advise lottery winners?) with shrewd social strategy, and is illustrated throughout with first-aid-manual style black-and-white line drawings.« less