Avoiding Everyday Disasters (Paperback)

Stop Murdering Your Houseplants, Reheat Leftovers Without Ruining Them, Don't Owe Your Arm and Leg in Credit Card Debt

By Laura Lee, Editors of Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest Association, 9781621453703, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
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Learning from failure is an effective--and entertaining--way to make information stick. This fun and engaging guide showcases tons of common screw-ups and how to avoid them.

Avoid 515 Common Screwups to Save Time, Money, and Face

We all make mistakes--some of which can cost us big in our wallets, our health, our homes, and beyond. This witty guide will help you laugh at your goofs while showing you how to forestall or fix them. The ways in which we flub and flounder are infinite, and this book taps into that boundless fountain of foul ups in a way that will entertain and enlighten you.

You'll learn how to avoid:

*Gluing your fingers together

*Crying over chopped onion

*Pitching a fit while pitching a tent

*Getting stuck in the middle seat

*Screwing up your chance to get a raise

*Spilling coffee on your clean white shirt

*Being unfriended

*Getting eaten by a bear

and much more

Dodge Disasters in Your

Home - DIY - Food - Appearance - Health - Car - Job -
Computer - Money - Vacation - Recreation - Relationships.

About the Author

Laura Lee is the author of fourteen books including fiction, children's literature, and poetry. Her nonfiction work covers a wide range of topics including how weather has changed the course of history (Blame it on the Rain), the science behind annoying things (The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation), avoiding everyday dangers (100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life. The San Francisco Chronicle said, "Lee's dry, humorous tone makes her a charming companion. . . . She has a penchant for wordplay that is irresistible." Recognized by 99% of American adults, Reader's Digest puts true stories, trusted advice, and family-friendly humor right at your fingertips. Every issue includes expertly selected advice on health, nutrition, home, and food, plus stories of national and lasting interest, including real-life dramas, cultural issues, and profiles of hometown heroes. Visit rd.com for more information.