What Would MacGyver Do?: True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life

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A clever collection of true stories celebrating real-life 'MacGyverisms'

For anyone who's ever wished they could channel 1980s action-adventure icon Angus MacGyver-a secret agent known for relying on his brains, scientific prowess, duct tape, and a Swiss Army knife to save the day-this unique collection commemorates the use of improvised genius in everyday life. The 'MacGyverisms' recounted range from the concrete (using Chex Mix to provide traction in an icy parking lot) to the...

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What Would MacGyver Do?: True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life

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Overview

A clever collection of true stories celebrating real-life 'MacGyverisms'

For anyone who's ever wished they could channel 1980s action-adventure icon Angus MacGyver-a secret agent known for relying on his brains, scientific prowess, duct tape, and a Swiss Army knife to save the day-this unique collection commemorates the use of improvised genius in everyday life. The 'MacGyverisms' recounted range from the concrete (using Chex Mix to provide traction in an icy parking lot) to the intangible (saving a relationship with the perfect turn of phrase). Divided by theme, the book features over forty true accounts in all-some by well-known writers, including Chuck Klosterman and A. J. Jacobs, most by ordinary people.

Edgy, entertaining, and smirk-to-yourself funny, these masterfully told stories reveal that, with a little luck and a lot of ingenuity, you can 'MacGyver' yourself out of virtually any predicament.

For anyone who's ever wished they could channel the 1980s action-adventure icon comes this clever collection of 45 true stories, commemorating the use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.

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Esquire
This new collection is not strictly for geeks (although geeks will not be disappointed) . . . .
Entertainment Weekly
Wanna escape nuclear disaster using just a paper clip? What Would MacGyver Do? collects real-life tales of ingenuity with everyday objects.
The Palm Beach Post
An extremely entertaining read and a way for you to tap into your inner Mac. . . . Most of the stories are cool gems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615533237
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brendan Vaughan is an articles editor at Esquire magazine and the winner of a National Magazine Award for New Media.

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