I imagine that you’re probably as likely to have a New York Times bestseller as you are to be struck by lightning,” Dave says.
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Five years and more than four million copies later, it’s a bona fide cultural phenomenon.“It was an amazing experience, and it still is,” says Josh’s co-author, Dave Borgenicht C’90, with some wonderment.
As he talks about the book in November, just before the holiday selling season kicks into high gear, it seems luck is on his mind, too.“Having been in publishing, and having seen what it takes to succeed even at a minor level, I was very mindful of the fact that it was extremely unusual.
The book, As Luck Would Have It, has a chapter on the inventor of the 1970s superfad the Pet Rock; one about winning a 0-million lottery; and Josh’s favorite, the story of the 1980s one-hit-wonder-band Tommy Tutone’s “867-5309/Jenny.”He might also have included a chapter on his own storyas the co-author of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, the little humor book that could.
The first handbook has sold more than 2 million copies since it was published in November of 1999, and the series that followed has been equally popular.