Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex

Title: The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex
Authors: David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven, Ben H. Winters
Format: Hardcover, 419 pages
Pub. Date: March 5th 2013
Source: Quirk Books


Four and a half stars, rounded up.

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex is just as it sounds. This guide book is over 400 pages that cover the broadest possible range of topics that one in the dating game could use help with. Using both humor and fact, this handbook has an answer to any possible problem that could arise from the first date to marriage and beyond.


This book, ya'll. Oh my god. It made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion, that's true. But I actually learned a lot more than I thought I would. I'll definitely be keeping this book on my shelf for when I have my own love crises in the future. (Not if, but when.)

+This survival handbook offers a lot of really useful advice, some of which I actually used today. This information includes (but is nowhere limited to) how to open a bottle if you have no bottle opener, how to heal/treat passion wounds like bites and scratches, how to unlock a pair of handcuffs if you lose the key, and how to move on from a break up. To those of you wondering, you can in fact use a deadbolt lock slip to open a bottle of tasty Samuel Adams seasonal brew, Octoberfest. I highly encourage only doing this in a dormitory where 21+ year olds are allowed to have alcohol, as I am. Yay college, and yay to the authors for solving a problem I didn't know I'd need to solve.

+This book also has heavy sprinklings of humor, such as how to date a vampire, strange animal mating habits, and even an "it's not you, it's me" form letter. This guide is peppered with illustrations to help the reader get the most out of the advice that's being given, whether serious or hilarious.

Honestly, this book is just one big treasure trove of information. Men and women alike can learn something from it, and even if you don't learn anything (unlikely), you'll at the very least get a laugh or two. If you ever find yourself confused by the action of your spouse or the opposite sex, unsure of how to call off a date, or even just want some tips on basic stain removal and wound treatment, this survival guide has something for you. This book does contain sex advice, but it's not explicit. I would totally recommend this.

Thanks so much to Quirk Books for my copy!


  1. I cannot wait to read this for myself! It sounds even more amazing now that you've reviewed it!

  2. I'm not a beer girl, but I just had the Sam Adams Octoberfest and it was DELICIOUS.

    Also. I clearly need this book. Apparently I left my fancy jar opener at my last place which is really unfortunate because I have the upper body strength of a piece of string cheese. I can never get the damn jars to open!

    1. Hahaha! That sounds like me to a T. Also, try Mike's hard apple cider. SO GOOD.