In this book Neil Strauss takes through the events that lead to his decision to have an escape plan in case of the collapse of the government. He then realizes that just leaving the country is not enough, one must be able to survive on their own. This leads to classes and conversations with the people who know how and are able to train him. It is a very interesting book and his style of writing is easy to follow and enjoyable to read. As the back of the book notes, he has a sharp eye, quick wit and narrative drive. He is also very candid, not only of what he can now do to survive, but the problems he encountered along the way, obstacles from others and his own lack of confidence and ability.

I only gave the book three stars because although I found the book interesting, informative and well written, I have a different philosophy when it comes to survival.

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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. karen says:

    Sounds interesting, thanks! I just got the same result as you on the reading quiz, by the way!And thanks for my lovely award! I will post about it and pass on in due course, thanks Bella! 🙂