The Best-Case Scenario Handbook: A Parody

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Prepare for the best—you never know when life will take an unpredictable turn, forcing you to deal with sudden wealth, power, love, success, fame, and earthly glory. Here are step-by-step illustrated instructions on what you need to know THIS VERY MINUTE.

    How to cope with a broken ATM that will not stop dispensing cash

    How to accept an Academy Award

    How to respond when someone you want to dump dumps you first

    What to do in a pretentious restaurant when you're mistaken for the Times food critic

    What to do when you look younger every birthday

...plus practical information on how to wangle a first-class upgrade from coach and how to behave when confused Palm Beach retirees erroneously elect you President of the United States.

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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 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.

About the Author:

John Tierney is a columnist and writer for The New York Times. He recently won his second Nobel Prize and is often mistaken for Brad Pitt.

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