Meanwhile, Dave did what book-packagers do: He came up with all the other details needed to pitch it to publishing companies as a finished product.He knew the book had to look and feel like a real survival guide, with sincere-appearing how-to illustrations and a sturdy, bright yellow cover.
The result was a handbook that was sort of fake and sort of real.
Can you really leap from rooftop to rooftop without, like, totally dying?
After having worked in book publishing for nine years by then, he thought a book that had fun with these outlandish situations by treating them like real-life possibilities could be commercially viable.
I know these are supposed to be joke books, but they contain sensible answers to sensible questions.
Why not rehearse the solution to a worst case scenario if it ups your chances of survival even a few percent?