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A must-read.—New York Times
Editor's Choice: These are days when a survival guide really comes in handy. This entertaining book is a mix of helpful hints...and tales of bearing witness to survival.—Chicago Tribune
The true-life stories are entertaining...but it's the science that fascinates.—Entertainment Weekly
Enlightening...first-rate reporting.—Publishers Weekly
A useful, insightful exploration of the nature of survival, the resilience of the human mind and body,and the ways in which we can all use our natural gifts to maximize our chances of coming through catastrophic situations.—Booklist
The stories are gripping, to put it mildly. Sherwood gains our trust with his Boy Scout common sense: Be prepared, play to your strengths, stay unruffled, keep the faith.—Kirkus Reviews