As Luck Would Have It by Joshua Piven audiobook

As Luck Would Have It: Incredible Stories, from Lottery Wins to Lightning Strikes

By Joshua Piven
Read by J. P. Guimont

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
5.87 Hours 1
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Once upon a time, there was a swimming-pool repairman who only had a hundred-dollar bill to pay for a hot dog, requested the change in lottery tickets, and subsequently won $180 million. Strange, but ultimately true.  In this insightful, thoroughly entertaining book, countless similar case studies of "as luck would have it …" are presented, offering a fascinating survey of the phenomenon. Weaving the subjects' own beliefs about their experiences with compelling research on chance, probability, and luck psychology, As Luck Would Have It also includes research on how to prepare for luck, how to deal with it when it arrives, and how to make the choices that will most benefit you. Are you ready?

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Summary

Summary

Once upon a time, there was a swimming-pool repairman who only had a hundred-dollar bill to pay for a hot dog, requested the change in lottery tickets, and subsequently won $180 million. Strange, but ultimately true. 

In this insightful, thoroughly entertaining book, countless similar case studies of "as luck would have it …" are presented, offering a fascinating survey of the phenomenon. Weaving the subjects' own beliefs about their experiences with compelling research on chance, probability, and luck psychology, As Luck Would Have It also includes research on how to prepare for luck, how to deal with it when it arrives, and how to make the choices that will most benefit you. Are you ready?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As Piven knows, readers enjoy nothing more than witnessing a likable character get sideswiped by an act of nature or rise from the humdrum of everyday life through an uncanny spell of good fortune. The stories work because Piven takes us back with meticulous detail to the historical second when luck is about to strike.” USA Today
“An entertaining and thought provoking read for anyone who believes in luck, and anyone who doesn’t…Action-packed cliffhangers are interspersed with quirkier stories about one-hit wonders and accidental millionaires…Piven’s gift is for storytelling.” Providence Journal
“These people are all fascinating, and the details in each profile are well presented.” Publishers Weekly
“[J P. Guimont] possesses admirable diction and reads with listenable fluidity.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Joshua Piven

Author Bio: Joshua Piven

Joshua Piven is coauthor, with David Borgenicht, of the bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and its sequels. More than five million copies of his books have been sold. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English