Monday, October 11, 2010

Book Review of The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood

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

The blurb:
What are the secrets of the world's most effective survivors?  What do they know that we don't?

Each second of the day, one of us faces a crisis, whether it's a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble.  Who beats the odds and who surrenders?  And how can we become the kind of people who survive and thrive?  The fascinating, hopeful answers are in this book, revealed in gripping true stories, astonishing scientific research, and the author's own adventures inside elite survival schools and the government's airplane crash evacuation course. 

And through an exclusive, powerful, Internet-based test called the Survivor Profiler, you can discover your own survivor personality and top survivor strengths.  There is no escaping life's inevitable struggles.  But The Survivors Club can give you an edge when adversary strikes.

Ben Sherwood's The Survivors Club is a book that could help save your life.  Where is the safest seat on an airplane? What are the wrong (and right) things to do on an airplane?  Who lives and dies in the E.R.?  Why do some people live and others die?  Why do good things always happen to the same people?  Who bounces back and who doesn't?  Can fear save your life?  Sherwood explores the mind-sets and habits that impact our odds of surviving serious challenges and extreme adversity.  Through interviews with scientists, professionals, and survivors, he explores the different factors that influence our reactions and chances of survival.  As Sherwood points out the ways that each of us can improve our odds of survival, The Survivors Club encourages us to take ownership over our actions.

ISBN-10: 0446698857 - Trade Paperback $14.99
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (February 3, 2010), 400 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author:
Award-winning journalist Ben Sherwood worked as executive producer of ABC's Good Morning America and senior broadcast producer of NBC Nightly News.  His bestselling novels, The Man Who Ate the 747 and The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud, were published around the world.  A graduate of Harvard College and a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, he lives with his wife and son in Los Angeles. For more about his book and survivorship, visit

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