As a seasoned war correspondent with more than thirty years of experience working in crisis zones and a pioneering safety consultant, Judith Matloff knows about personal security and risk management. In How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need, she shares her tried-and-true methods to help you confidently handle whatever challenges comes your way.
Blending humorous stories and anecdotes with serious advice, Matloff explains how to remain upright in stampedes, avoid bank fraud, prevent sexual assault, stay clean in a shelter, and even be emotionally prepared for loss. From cyber security, active shooter situations, and travel, to natural disasters and emotional resilience, she shares tips that will give even the most anxious person a sense of control over life’s unpredictable perils. Unfortunately, we can’t anticipate all the crises of our lives. But with How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need, you’ll find the skills and confidence you need to weather an emergency.
“Matloff has turned decades of experience in war zones and disasters into a brilliantly practical guide for how to stay safe and help others when things go wrong. If you’re going to read one book to prepare for the unthinkable, read this one.”
—Sebastian Junger, best-selling author of War
“Extremely practical, laugh-out-loud funny, and somehow very comforting.”
—Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project
“In any emergency, she’s who I’d want to have by my side; now that she’s written this marvelous book it’s almost like I do.”
—Ada Calhoun, NYT Bestselling author of Why We Can’t Sleep
“It’s always nice to know that you’re in the best of all possible hands, and that’s how you’ll feel reading this wise and witty book.”
—Susan Cain, best-selling author of Quiet