Review: 100 Skills for the End of the World As We Know It by Ana Maria Spagna

100 skills for the end of the worldTitle: 100 Skills for the End of the World As We Know It
Author: Ana Maria Spagna
April 21st, 2015 by Storey Publishing, LLC

Genre: non-fiction
Rating: 3/5 stars

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Synopsis: What skills will you need after a global catastrophe? Whether it’s the end of oil, an environmental disaster, or something entirely unforeseen, Ana Maria Spagna outlines 100 skills you’ll find indispensable for life after the apocalypse.


Maybe it’s because of all the dystopian novels I have read, but books like this one always appeal to me. Because let’s be honest, I don’t think I would survive in a dystopian world. AT ALL. Even though I am not one of the people that think the world is going to end in a few years -and if it will, we will probably have caused it ourselves- books like this still seem very fun.

This is definitely a fun book to flip through. It has the logical skills -like basic first aid and knot tying- but it also has crazy ones like cheese making. It’s really a fun book to flip through, and you can pick up some tips, tricks and abilities on the way. It also includes beekeeping -which terrifies me- and falcon hunting -which SOUNDS INCREDIBLE. I have always wanted to try that.

This could be a nice gift, even for people that don’t like to read. It could be a coffee table book, one you put out and flip through, and let others do the same when they come over and visit. I would check this book out if learning about all of these skills sounds like fun to you. Also, it has amazing illustrations! And the text is never too long so it does not get boring. All in all, a fun read! 



3 thoughts on “Review: 100 Skills for the End of the World As We Know It by Ana Maria Spagna

  1. I’m glad you reviewed this and I happened to stop by. It’s the kind of book that totally freaks me out (because then I can’t stop worrying if the world is going to end!) but your connection to YA dystopian fiction is a good point and I think it would be a fun book to add to our library collection at work for the HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT enthusiasts!


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