Sometimes there are things you would rather not do and places you would rather not be. But don't worry, help is at hand! Here are dozens of guidelines and escape tactics for getting out of any nightmarish social situation. Start with Plan A-the best excuses for getting out of all those sticky spots before they've even begun. If it's too late for that, move to Plan B-the greatest escapes of all time. Inside, you'll find step-by-step advice on how to extricate yourself from any situation. Find out how to: • Avoid small talk on public transportation • Avoid public speaking • Get out of the office party • Dodge your neighbor's lustful dog • Escape the scene of a one-night stand • Get rid of houseguests • Fend off unwanted advances • And much, much more!