The Action Hero's Handbook:

How to Catch a Great White Shark, Perform the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, and Dozens of Other TV and Movie Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Up with the Indiana Joneses
 
For everyone who’s ever wanted to be as smooth as James Bond, as clever as Captain Kirk, or as tough as Charlie’s Angels, The Action Hero’s Handbook is the ultimate guide to the essential skills every action hero needs to survive and thrive in this dangerous but exciting world.
 
This book features dozens of real-life action hero techniques, directly from experts in the subjects at hand: FBI agents, sexologists, stuntmen, hypnotists, karate masters, criminologists, detectives, and many others. Learn how to:
 
    •  Catch a great white shark
    •  Deliver the Vulcan Nerve Pinch
    •  Spyproof your hotel room
    •  Win a fight when outnumbered
    •  Climb down Mount Rushmore National Monument
 
And dozens of other Good Guy Skills, Paranormal Skills, Fighting Skills, and Escape Skills. With meticulously researched step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, The Action Hero’s Handbook will get you ready for anything. Good luck—we’re all counting on you.

Author Biography

David Borgenicht is a writer, editor, publisher, and co-author of all the books in the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He is the president and publisher of Quirk Books. Borgenicht has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, including the Today show, 20/20, Late Night with Conan O’Brienthe Tyra Banks Show, and many others. A popular public speaker, he has given speeches at dozens of venues, including American Express, the Commonwealth Club, and the 92nd Street Y. He currently lives with his family in Philadelphia. 

Reader Biography

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.

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