Rossen to the Rescue: Secrets to Avoiding Scams, Everyday Dangers, and Major Catastrophes

Jeff Rossen. Flatiron, $24.99 (256) ISBN 978-1-250-11943-8
In Rossen’s brisk handbook of practical tips, expert advice, and life hacks, the Today Show reporter helps the average person navigate life’s sticky situations. Rossen and his team of producers go undercover to expose fraud, cheating, and deceptive sales practices (such as clothing stores reselling returned underwear) and they work with experts in controlled situations to document the steps needed to survive such disasters as avalanches, shipwrecks, and kitchen fires. The subjects they take on in this book include mislabeled foods, lax school security systems, and unperceptive psychics. Rossen’s self-deprecating humor prevents his tips and insights from coming across as patronizing, and his earnest desire to help his readers and viewers shines through in every vignette. Toward the end of the handbook, Rossen, in his tongue-in-cheek style, asks, “What would you do the day your plane crashes into a tornado that leaves you stranded at sea, with only a dishonest locksmith there to rescue you?” Read this book, of course. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 06/19/2017
Release date: 10/01/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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