For everyone who's ever wanted to be as smooth as James Bond, as clever as Captain Kirk, or as tough as Charlie's Angels, The Action Hero's Handbook is the ultimate guide to the essential skills every action hero needs to survive and thrive in this dangerous but exciting world. All information is reality-based and comes from a host of experts (including FBI agents, marine biologists, karate champions, wedding planners, and air duct cleaners), with genuine step-by-step instructions on interrogating a suspect, catching a Great White shark, performing the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, stopping a wedding, navigating a ventilation shaft, and much more.
This book features dozens of real-life action hero techniques, including Good Guy Skills, Love Skills, Paranormal Skills, Fighting Skills, and Escape Skills. This dynamic little handbook is everything you need to keep up with the Indiana Joneses. Good luck - we're counting on you.
The Action Hero's Handbook is also available in print from Quirk Books.
Executive Producer: Dan Zitt
Producer: Paul Ruben
Designed by Frances J. Soo Ping Chow
Illustrations by Larry Jost
©2002 by Quirk Productions, Inc.
(P)2002 Random House, Inc.
While not really funny and not really useful, the book does indeed provide step by step instructions on how to do things that every secret agent needs to know, such as: how to land a space shuttle, survive a sinking ship, get hit with random furniture or smash through plate glass windows and live, all the way to contacting aliens and making love potions to name a few. Step by step instructions get old very fast though.
Although not necessary for most of what the book covers we still miss out a little by not having the illustrations for some of the more advanced moves, such as advanced fighter plane flying tactics or where exactly should one apply a certain medical procedure. It can also be near impossible to imagine the many movements of say, performing a kung fu grip on your opponent, if you are listening to this tape while driving. Thankfully the book is clearly and well read, though for the most part read like one might read a checklist (which the book pretty much is).
Well, the book delivers what it promises in a way, but it was not funny.
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