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  • Author:
    Gregory Baer
  • ISBN:
    1592400337
  • ISBN13:
    978-1592400331
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  • Publisher:
    Gotham; First Edition edition (October 13, 2003)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Humor
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Now, with Gregory Baer's Life: The Odds, you can find out the answers to these questions and more in a fun, freewheeling, and compulsively readable . This book directly talks about your odds, and how to improve these odds. You can find out the answers to these questions in this book.

Now, with Gregory Baer's Life: The Odds, you can find out the answers to these questions and more in a fun, freewheeling, and compulsively readable way. Baer not only gives startling stats but also advice for nudging fate in your favor. The book was constantly bombarded with graphs, pictures, and tables to understand and discern the data and probability of these odds. Personally, I found this book quite Life: It’s odds gives the statistical probability of endless life situations.

The author Gregory Baer walks through the odds of these and other life events (43 in all). Avoiding an IRS Audit. And many more of life's circumstances. And on top of it all,you'll learn how to improve your odds. His writing style is perfect for a book like this: lively, clear, and hilarious. and once you see how to go about calculating the odds on things; you'll be able to calculate odds on just about anything. Though your calculations may not be scientifically accurate; you'll at least have a feel of what you're in for. There are two chapters in the book that really stand out; "The Color of Money. Here we get the lowdown on Blackjack and.

Life, the Odds is the perfect book to while away a few minutes or an hour contemplating whether you will ever date a supermodel or win the Medal of Honor. If you liked daydreaming over the the Guiness Book of World Records when you were young, this is a great read for you now. 0. Report.

This is one of those 'little odd books' that most people tend to pass up; unless they are looking for a. .It's better to be born lucky than rich". The author Gregory Baer walks through the odds of these and other life events (43 in all).

This is one of those 'little odd books' that most people tend to pass up; unless they are looking for a small gift to bring to someone who is laid up for a spell,or something to leave behind at a visit to a cottage. Every flow has its ebb". God sends good luck and God send bad".

Bear, Gregory Arthur. p. 44. Writing a Best-selling Book. 48. Going into Space. 102. Part 4 The Sporting Life. Catching a Ball at a Major League Game. Personal Author: Bear, Gregory Arthur. 109. Reaching the Summit of Mount Everest. 115. Hitting a Hole in One.

How dramatically we can change our results is largely a function of imagination. No dream is impossible provided we first have the courage to believe in it. Here is how you can do that-13 ways to improve your life: 1. Face your fears. That’s how you conquer them. In 1960, it was a technological impossibility for man to travel into outer space. However, within 10 years, the first man stepped out onto the surface of the moon. The miraculous process of converting that dream into reality began when one voice challenged the scientific community to do whatever was necessary to see to it that America places a man on the moon by the end of this decade.

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A humorous reference identifies the average person's chances of such events as catching a baseball at a major league game, being canonized as a saint, picking a winning stock, marrying a millionaire, and more. 25,000 first printing. Manufacturer: Gotham Release date: 13 October 2003 ISBN-10 : 1592400337 ISBN-13: 9781592400331.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; . He is the author of two books: The Great Mutual Fund Trap (Random House, 2002) and Life: The Odds (And How to Improve Them) (Penguin-Putnam, 2003). Greg Baer is President of the Clearing House Association and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Clearing House Payments Company, the largest private sector payments operator in the United States.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. I had actively been manifesting throughout my life, and quite successful at it during the goods times, and unfortunately it also works in the negative if you let it - which I discovered first hand as well

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. I had actively been manifesting throughout my life, and quite successful at it during the goods times, and unfortunately it also works in the negative if you let it - which I discovered first hand as well. If you are looking for a way to change your world without spending a dime just by the way you think - this may be your answer. By stumbling upon the possibility of positive, focused thinking my world changed, and if I can help just one other person change their world for the better, I consider that a success!

A humorous reference identifies the average person's chances of such events as catching a baseball at a major league game, being canonized as a saint, picking a winning stock, marrying a millionaire, and more. 25,000 first printing.

Gir
This book is funny & enjoyable. A great read for the bus, subway, airplane, etc. This book makes a great gift, especially if you have a statistician or math-lover on your shopping list. This is a fun little book that just about anyone will enjoy.
Mr.mclav
This is one of those 'little odd books' that most people tend to pass up; unless they are looking for a small gift to bring to someone who is laid up for a spell,or something to leave behind at a visit to a cottage. I once heard someone jokingly say that ,"He was going to give his friend a book for his

Birthday;'till he realized he already had one". Even a one-book

type of person would enjoy this one.

Nobody can get through life without facing "the odds"; and is continually asking; "What are the chances of....if I ....?

Here we find the odds on all kinds of things such as;

Dying in a plane crash

Marrying a millionaire

Catching a ball in the stands

Being sussessful in life

Getting away with murder

Marrying royalty

Dating a supermodel

Getting a hole-in-one

Surviving cancer

Being poorly endowed (male or female)

Getting hit by lightning

Being murdered or robbed

Finding a 4-leaf clover

Avoiding an IRS Audit

And many more of life's circumstances.

And on top of it all ,you'll learn how to improve your odds

and once you see how to go about calculating the odds on things; you'll be able to calculate odds on just about anything.Though your calculations may not be scientifically accurate; you'll at least have a feel of what you're in for.

There are two chapters in the book that really stand out;

"The Color of Money. Here we get the lowdown on Blackjack and

how to maximixe your chances of stretching your money out

as long as possible--you don't really believe you can beat

the house,do you?

In this chapter you will also get the real scoop on the likelihood of success if you start a small business.It will not surprise you of the high success rate for a Dentist,Optometrist or Funeral Director;or to any Bibliofile of the poor odds of opening a Book Store; but some of the others will surprise you.

And ;

"Your Whole World Waiting Behind Door Number Three".What you learn here will surprise you too.

A great little book to leave around,with something in it for everyone;even a person who seldom picks up or reads a book.

However;even with all this ;there is one "odds" the author failed to resolve;

"What are the odds of a big success if I write a book about...?"

Even when you you learn all there is to know about "the odds";just remember these old adages;

"It's better to be born lucky than rich"

"Every flow has its ebb"

"God sends good luck and God send bad"

"A blind man sometimes hits the mark"

and finally;

"Thieves and knaves have the best luck,if they do but scape hanging."
fetish
If you're curious about whether you are more likely to date a supermodel, win an academy Award, catch a ball at a major league baseball game, bowl a perfect game or get struck by lightning, this is the book for you. (Answer: catch a ball at a major league baseball game.)

The author Gregory Baer walks through the odds of these and other life events (43 in all). His writing style is perfect for a book like this: lively, clear, and hilarious. Here's a good example of his brand of humor: "Many a paperback labeled 'The Best Selling Book from Today's #1 Fitness Guru!' was never a New York Times best-seller or even a national best-seller. You see, there's really no law against labeling your book a best-seller, even if it was a best-seller only in your own home. It's what they call "puffery" in the advertising business and it won't get you locked up. Of course, you have to live with yourself."

For each of the categories, Mr. Baer also offers tips for improving the odds -- thus, you will learn where to go to school (and church) if you want to president, where to sit on a train if you want to maximize your chances of surviving a train wreck, what you should do for a living if you want to date a supermodel, and which state to move to if you don't want to get struck by lightning.

In all, this book is a fun, light, and surprisingly informative read.
HelloBoB:D
I got this for birthday, after my sister read a review in the Chicago Tribune. I got a kick out of learning a bunch of cool facts, and telling people at work. Some chapters were really funny (dating a supermodel) but others were really interesting (the ones on space, like the odds of finding intelligent life in the universe, or the earth being destroyed by an asteroid). I thought the chaper on penis size was going to be silly, but the research was actually scientific. (Hint: the average is smaller than most people think.) The whole thing was pretty funny.
Enditaling
I'm surprised other reviews qualify this book as riotously funny.
It isn't.
Case in point, discussing the odds of finding a four leaf clover, he describes a particular member of the plant's family as "a genetic mutation, like Carrot Top". Oh! Oh ho ho. A jab at Carrot Top! What wit!
The book is full of these weak attempts, and I don't recall a single one that made me laugh. A few chuckles, but it was almost painful, like watching a standup comic trying too hard. It wasn't even "So bad it's funny", it went beyond that, to the point where it's just not good.
The book IS interesting, and makes great bathroom reading (something the author seems a little proud of in the introduction), but it is entertaining despite the lame attempts at humor, not because of them.
Ucantia
i am featured in this book, my four leaf clover distribution is covered in the last chapter, there are several inaccuracies because the interview was done via transatlantic telephone call and i was not given the opportunity to proofread it. Our Gritbins were marked, grit and determination (not Grim and Determination) my husband is called Alexander not William, I studied at University of Wales Caerleon (not Claereon), and our clover scientist is Terry (not Penny) Michaelson Yeates,

Please if you buy this book, print this and add it as a footnote!
Dammy
Perhaps something is wrong with me... but I found this book informative and amusing. [it's NOT meant to be funny, just to make the subject matter less dry]

I've owned it for about 7 years now, and reskim it every now and again for kicks.
The "chapters" are about 4-8 pages each, and you can jump around as you see fit.