2 Philadelphia Authors Pen Book on How to Survive An Apocalypse


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Two Philadelphia authors have collaborated again on a new book that details how to survive an apocalypse.

David Borgenicht and Joshua Piven, Philadelphia authors of the 1999 novelty book, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, are back with instructions on how to survive an apocalypse, writes Kelly Stout for Esquire.

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook- Apocalypse by Philadelphians Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, is available on Amazon. Check the price.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Apocalypse covers all kinds of possible misfortunes, from flood to alien invasion.

“I grew up in the ’70s and ’80s under the threat of the Cold War and nuclear winter, and so I’ve always sort of felt like we’re a couple of seconds from midnight anyway,” said Borgenicht. “We just don’t often realize it. We choose to compartmentalize it and ignore it.”

Things have not improved with time, he believes. More existential threats have come to light, especially since the pandemic.

Piven specified that climate change “obviously is the existential risk” and AI is something worth thinking about.

The pair wrote the book to offer hope that even under such horrible circumstances, it is possible to survive.

“Our hope is that it’s actually going to make people feel a little bit more calm and maybe also realize how precarious our civilization actually is and start to think about reversing these things a little bit,” said Borgenicht.

Read the entire interview from the authors who have our back during worst-case scenarios in Esquire.


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