The Disaster Diaries by Sam Sheridan
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

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Gain the basic skills you'd need to live through a cataclysmic event—one humbling and angst-filled lesson at a time
 
We're inundated daily with images of chaos and catastrophe from movies, books, and the nightly news. When Sam Sheridan became a father, these tales of disaster became impossible to ignore, and he was beset with nightmares about being unable to protect his son. He soon realized, however, that each possible doomsday scenario required a different skillset, and in order to really survive the apocalypse, he'd have to learn everything, from starting a fire to stealing a car, learning to fight with a knife, and even building an igloo. With just the right mix of seriousness, paranoia, and self-deprecation, The Disaster Diaries is irresistible armchair adventure reading that informs as much as it entertains.
 

About Sam Sheridan

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SAM SHERIDAN joined the U.S. Merchant Marines after high school and then attended Harvard College, graduating in 1998. He has written for Newsweek and Men's Journal and is the author of two books, A Fighter's Heart: One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting and The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game.
 
Published January 24, 2013 by Penguin Books. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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“If something was going to happen,” he writes, “I wanted to be ready.” Using increasingly unlikely theoretical disasters as an impetus, Sheridan set out to learn every possible survival skill, from the most rudimentary (making fire and learning to hunt), to taking a driving clinic for stuntmen, b...

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Despite disclaimers of not being a nervous survivalist or “a paranoid pessimist,” Sheridan, an amateur boxer and mixed martial arts fighter, uses a collection of stark disaster scenarios to wise up the reader on how to live through those final times.

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Prior to writing for Forbes I was a ship captain and, like all sailors, I like to be prepared for the unexpected. This doesn't mean I'm building a survival bunker in my backyard, and I don't have any MREs buried in a secret location, but having experienced extremely foul weather at [...]

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The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse presents to us his very own nightmares about what disaster could put his family and the world at risk, whether it be ridiculous notions, like zombies, or more realistic possibilities, like an earthquake.

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