on sale March 10, 2009. EMERGENCY is one man’s story of a dangerous world—and how to stay alive in it! (Click on the book to read an excerpt)




Terrorist attacks, natural disasters, wars, disease and economic collapse. What would you do if any of these things occurred today? What if there was a way you could learn to be self-sufficient and survive without government help?

The answers to surviving all of these potential disasters lies with New York Times’ bestselling author Neil Strauss and his forthcoming book EMERGENCY: This Book Will Save Your Life (Harper; Trade Paperback Original; On sale March 10, 2009; $16.99). EMERGENCY is one man’s story of a dangerous world—and how to stay alive in it!

In a witty, epic journey spanning eight years, five-time New York Times best-selling author Neil Strauss (The Game, The Dirt) looks at an America that’s lost its sense of safety. He steps into the lives of billionaires buying second passports, survivalists burying gasoline, primitivists building self-sufficient communities, cult leaders preaching doomsday, expatriates hiding their assets, and ordinary citizens stockpiling guns, getting second passports, and going off the grid.

In the process, Strauss tackles his own fears and anxieties. In a remarkable transformation that outdoes his million-copy-plus bestseller The Game, Strauss ends up saving more than just his own life when he puts his new skills to use as a rescue worker, helping to capture a serial arsonist and treat victims of the deadly Metrolink train collision in California.

Along the way, Strauss develops a formula for survival and safety in these uncertain times, revealing scores of tips and tricks that could save your home, your money, your loved ones, and your life in these uncertain times.

Not bad for a guy who used to be afraid of spiders!

Neil is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game and Rules of the Game. He is also the co-author of four previous bestsellers: How to Make Love Like a Porn Star (with Jenna Jameson), The Dirt (with Mötley Crüe), Don’t Try This At Home (with Dave Navarro), and The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (with Marilyn Manson), and the co-author of the satirical graphic novel How to Make Money Like a Porn Star (with Bernard Chang), which has been banned in Singapore. While undercover for his last book, he accidentally achieved the distinction of becoming the world’s greatest pickup artist. Strauss lives in Los Angeles, CA with his goat Lola.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

One response

  1. chris says:

    If anyone is interested in getting Emergency I just finished it and wrote up a review on it http://tinyurl.com/bnshcf