Piven, Joshua


Josh Piven is a New York Times best-selling writer; an award-winning speechwriter; a television writer and producer; a playwright; and the author or co-author of more than twenty-five non-fiction and humor books, including the worldwide best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series (Chronicle Books). With 10 million copies in print in 30ish languages, Worst-Case is the best-selling survival manual—and series—of all time.

He’s also very modest.

Other books include: This Green House (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang), As Luck Would Have It (Villard), and The Escape Artists (McGraw-Hill). His first stage play, a holiday farce called No Reservations, had its world premiere in November-December, 2013, to great success and critical acclaim. His most recent play was 2016’s Muddled. The 20th Anniversary Edition of Worst-Case is out and going gangbusters, and the museum exhibition continues.