Friday, November 6, 2015

Review: The Action Heroine's Handbook by Jennifer Worick and Joe Borgenicht

Synopsis: Get Some Action! For every woman who wants to be as tough as Lara Croft, as nimble as the Bionic Woman, and as babe-a-licious as Charlie’s Angels, The Action Heroine’s Handbook shows you the essential skills you’ll need to conquer the bad guys and save the day without breaking a sweat. Find out how the real action heroines do it, directly from a host of experts, including stuntwomen, jujitsu instructors, helicopter pilots, detectives, forensic psychologists, survivalists, primatologists, and many others.
Learn to:
      •  Profile a serial killer
     •  Outwit a band of home intruders
     •  Navigate white water rapids
     •  Go undercover as a beauty queen
     •  Outrun a fireball
And dozens of other Tough Chick Skills, Beauty Skills, Brain Skills, Brawn Skills, and Escape Skills. Special sections and appendices feature the top action heroine hairdos, handbag essentials, and the best footwear for every action situation. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, The Action Heroine’s Handbook will prepare you to save the world, one baddie at a time. (from the back of the book)

Review: I have several books in this vein - stunt woman's workouts, handbooks on how to survive in the wild. Some are tongue-in-cheek, some are serious. This is the former. It does have some interesting and helpful advice (How to Out-Drink Someone) and some not-so-useful advice (How to Fend of the Undead). With multiple references to action movies and tons of humor, it's a fun and lighthearted read. Worth reading if you happen upon it cheap, but not worth paying full price for. 

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 1-931686-68-8
Date Finished: 11-2-2015
Pages: 191

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