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How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When…

by Andrew Shaffer

Other authors: Michael Lee (Illustrator), Fin Shepard (Contributor), April Wexler (Contributor)

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Ok, this is a perfect bathroom book given the shortness of each chapter/topic/disaster. It's a very tongue-in-cheek and self-referential work that I found hilarious! SyFy definitely doesn't take themselves serious in this and most certainly don't think of any of their SyFy original movies as being anything less than Razzie masterpieces, making this work all the more amusing. The creatures and scenarios presented are ludicrous to the point of hilarity and I was actually disappointed to discover some of the monsters/scenarios are not (yet!) SyFy original movies. ( )
  benuathanasia | Mar 31, 2015 |
This is perhaps one of the most important books of our generation. What DO you do when you get caught in the middle of a sharknado? or a beeclipse? Or get attacked by a manticore?

Thank God Andrew Shaffer has our backs. This book was jam-packed full of 100% true facts about all sorts of unnatural disasters we as the measly human race can face. He gives great survival tips, common sense information, and a list of helpful documentaries to watch to further our knowledge on the subject.

What would we do without this book? We'd be rather dead, I'm afraid.
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1 vote ariel.kirst | Nov 14, 2014 |
Laugh out loud funny, this book is for any b-movie aficionado or Syfy channel fan. The author of this (im)practical guide states that, "Mother Nature is Angry. Can you blame her? We treat the planet like a rental car with full coverage." He then provides strategies and information on how to "study, avoid, and survive," for thirty five different scenarios of unnatural disasters or monsters. There's helpful advice on bataclysms, firenados, mongolian death worms, and sharktopus. For each event or monster there is a helpful picture, high risk groups (generally former child star actors, eccentric billionaires, mathematicians in leather jackets, etc.), threat to humanity factor, risk of encounter, and Fin's WTF factor. All of these useful tidbits will help prepare you in the unlikely event of one of these disasters occurring near you. For example in the event of a swamp volcano, don't drive through lava, no matter how tempting it sounds or how badly you need to get to Starbucks. To avoid running into bigfoot, make sure to carry bear defense pepper spray. "You can find it at most sporting goods store. Popular brands include Counter Assault, Sabre Frontiersman, and Axe Body Spray."

All of the (un)natural events and creatures in this book have been featured in some sort of Syfy Channel movie, which you can easily look up in the guide at the end of the book. Some bonus features included at the end include: "The Sheperd Survival Assessment Test" (according to my results I'm a chum, no hope for me!), unnatural disaster kit, emergency supplies for your vehicle, Space Shaknado book excerpt, and filmography.

An entertaining read, that will have you laughing out loud and groaning at the ridiculous puns and jokes (see chapter on "boaricane"). ( )
  ecataldi | Oct 24, 2014 |
My friend Kelly did the bestest ever review on this book so I had to grab it up.

You think Cody Lundin, Les Stroud or Bear Grylls are going to help you when you are facing down a Basilisk? NOT..you better grab your copy of this book up.
Hint you can't blow it up! You can, however distract it with the Eye of Medusa.

My child and I had a ball last night reading through this book. He of course has been watching all the movies/tv shows that he needs to fight some of these creatures. Sharknado, Hunting Bigfoot and he watches others but his mom's eyes glaze over so I can't remember all of them.

This is what I get subjected too after the boy child gets into monster fighting mode:



The hubby gets involved too..


Next they will take notes from How to Wield a chainsaw like a boss....Umm Thanks Andrew Shaffer. I'm sure those trips to the ER will be fun for me.

I think I'm getting a head start to the mayhem by fixing the Apocalyptic drinks on page 95 for myself...right now.


I received a copy of this book from blogging for books in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  bookqueenshelby | Sep 9, 2014 |
Have you seen the movie Sharknado? I watched about ten minutes and dismissed it right away (I don’t have much patience for TV outside my favorite series), but for a lot of people they simply love the movie and its sequel.

So could you survive a real sharknado or anything else horribly unnatural? Well, you’re in luck. Because we now have an official guide to staying alive in an event of such unnatural disasters.

The book is set up like a typical survival guide. Easy to read and understand so that if you’re not quite sure what to do when the disasters strike, you can thumb through it quickly. For every type of disaster, whether it be Mother Nature or monsters, there are handy descriptions and vitals to keep you well informed. There are also three different scales, showing the levels of threat to humanity, risk of encounter, and WTF factor. Depictions for each are also provided, so you’ll know what a Redneck Gator looks like.

Overall, I thought it was entertaining. Although, I’m not sure after you finish reading, if you’ll ever pick it up again. But this is a book that can be passed along to friends. ( )
  CinaChilders | Sep 5, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553418130, Paperback)

Sharks Are Flying at Your Head at 300 mph.
How Will You Survive?
 
In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost.
 
But fear not. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you'll find:
Vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons; Easy-to-understand survival tips for avoiding a bloody demise; Inspirational words of wisdom from survivors, including Fin Shepard and April Wexler; Useful resources, such as the Shepard Survival Assessment Test (S.S.A.T), and much more. With this essential book in hand, you too can be a hero who laughs in the face of calamity while saving friends and family. Or you can just avoid getting savagely ripped apart by a sharktopus. Either way, you've been warned. Now be prepared.

Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres July 30 at 9/8c on Syfy!

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"In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything ... But fear not. [This book] is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, youll find vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons"--Page 4 of cover.… (more)

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