Julian J. Schrader


Book Review: Emergency by Neil Strauss


I have read three quarters of Neil Strauss’s latest book on a flight recently, and promptly swallowed the rest shortly afterwards.

"The world is in crisis. If you’re looking for an emergency escape plan, this book is it."
— Jason Fine, Rolling Stone


I liked it a lot, because it appeals to different personas inside of myself, the reader:

First of all, reading a book called “Emergency”, of course there’s the survivalist: Amongst other things, Neil explains how to survive cold, find and identify edible plants or how to build shelter in the woods.

Secondly, there’s the businessman: Especially in a couple of conversations with a guy called Spencer, valuable business lessons emerge, such as “no intelligent person spends his own money, and therefore you don’t need money to make it”.

The third persona it appeals to is the curious: in lesson 20, titled “five steps to a tax-free life”, you’re getting to know the concept off what a “PT” is. A permanent traveler doesn’t consider himself a citizen of any country, and can therefore shop around in different countries to find the best for himself.

All in all, I find “Emergency” to be very interesting and very entertaining at the same time. Read this book!

If you want to get a copy for yourself, feel free to use my Amazon link–and for a chance of having me pay for it, enter your email address in the form below!

Update: The giveaway is over – congrats to Rajaa from Algeria for winning a copy of the book!

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