Well, not really. Rather, the real attempt here is to get you to laugh, which both do with flying colors. Sure there is some real advice in this book that would actually help, but the majority of Griffin's work is simply designed to make you shake your head and ask did he really just write that?
Yes, he did folks.
- Title: Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse
- Authors: Forrest Griffin and Erich Krauss
- Type: Hardcover
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow (August 3, 2010)
- List Price: $24.99
The Best Parts
Griffin also really gets you thinking about things you'll need for the apocalypse- you know, the basics. For example, have you built a fallout shelter with a prison to lock up annoying family members? Do you have at least one sexual party favor in your go bag? Have you learned to milk various types of animals, including a giraffe? Yep, absolutely crazy stuff.
That said, there were some actual survival tips in there. For example, beyond some of the actual contents of a go bag, most experts might say it was a good idea to have one. Griffin also seems to understand weapons usage to an extent (disclaimer- try nothing he said or demonstrated at home- it may be completely wrong).
Let's put it this way: If you don't laugh out loud while reading Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down, you probably don't have a pulse.
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The Final Word
In the end, it's just funny.