The Most Forbidden Knowledge by Michael Powell and Matt Forbeck (2013)
The Most Forbidden Knowledge
by Michael Powell and Matt Forbeck
Adams Media, 2013
Risks exist all around us in normal, everyday life, but some people get bored with the average challenges that life presents us. Those who want to really tap into their adventurous side might get an idea or two from The Most Forbidden Knowledge, written by Michael Powell and Matt Forbeck. The authors present beginner tutorials for “151 things no one should know how to do,” from the dangerous (such as breathing fire and walking on coals) to the highly illegal (including how to smuggle illegal immigrants in your truck). Perhaps you want to go to an Ivy League school, but your grades aren’t quite good enough; there are instructions on how to con your way in. Or maybe you really need to get some information from your neighbor; you can learn how to effectively use waterboard torture.
There is, of course, a disclaimer at the beginning of this book: “We do not guarantee that any of the information contained in this book is correct, workable, or factual. We are not responsible for, nor do we assume any liability for, damages resulting from the use of any information in this book.” In other words, if you’re stupid enough to try this stuff and get caught, you’re on your own. That said, this is a highly entertaining and interesting book. The language and subject matter gets a little saucy at times, but the mature reader will get a kick out of the irreverent treatment of these challenges.
The Most Forbidden Knowledge is scheduled to hit bookshelves tomorrow.