The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life

Ben Sherwood

The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life

Do you believe in miracles? This collection of extraordinary tales of survival is guaranteed to astound and inspire you in equal measure. Meet ordinary people who have found extraordinary strengths facing seemingly impossible challenges – like the woman who fell from the sky, or the man who floated 300 miles out to sea after the Asian tsunami. What is it about some people that they seem born survivors, or how does someone find the incredible strength from within not to give up on hope against all odds? Are some people just lucky? These and many other true stories demonstrate the strength we all possess to come through our life's toughest challenges, and the precious wisdom that results from surviving. This book is based primarily on conversations with survivors and experts around the world - you too can take the Survivor Profiler to discover your Survivor IQ at: www.survivorstrengths.com 3.2 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life

Omniscore:

Classification Non-fiction
Genre Family & Lifestyle
Format Hardback
Pages 400
RRP £15.99
Date of Publication June 2009
ISBN 978-0718153106
Publisher Michael Joseph
 

Do you believe in miracles? This collection of extraordinary tales of survival is guaranteed to astound and inspire you in equal measure. Meet ordinary people who have found extraordinary strengths facing seemingly impossible challenges – like the woman who fell from the sky, or the man who floated 300 miles out to sea after the Asian tsunami. What is it about some people that they seem born survivors, or how does someone find the incredible strength from within not to give up on hope against all odds? Are some people just lucky? These and many other true stories demonstrate the strength we all possess to come through our life's toughest challenges, and the precious wisdom that results from surviving. This book is based primarily on conversations with survivors and experts around the world - you too can take the Survivor Profiler to discover your Survivor IQ at: www.survivorstrengths.com

"Is your brain wired to survive a disaster?" (MailOnline)

Reviews

The Sunday Times

James McConnachie

...a gutsy, fact-thick book... The drawback — and fascination — of The Survivors Club is that most of the case studies terrify as much as they inspire or inform.

21/06/2009

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The Washington Post

Dan Zak

Sherwood interviews dozens of survivors -- often relating their stories with nauseating drama -- but one wonders if a survival thesis can be drawn from both the man who drunkenly tumbled over the side of his cruise ship and the woman who withstood the torture chamber of the Holocaust. Yes, they survived, but such disparate, disorganized examples make "The Survivors Club" more of a pulse-pounding scrapbook than an enlightening how-to manual or definitive dissertation.

21/01/2009

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The Guardian

Josh Lacey

Sherwood tries to answer a simple question: are there any hidden ways to improve the odds of avoiding sudden death? He tells us how to survive a plane crash (keep calm and sit near an exit) and reveals the safest place in the world to have a heart attack (a casino: there are so many heart attacks in Las Vegas that hospitals have persuaded the casinos to install defibrillators like fire extinguishers).

13/06/2009

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