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

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

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by Brendan Vaughan
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452289291
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/18/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
720,540
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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What Would MacGyver Do?: True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ReadIMust More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book just for the fun of it. Not an intellectual read, but insightful. People cannot always buy what they need. In a time when people are in need...sometimes ingenuity and a little desperation give you inspiration. This book lets you believe that giving it your best can give you the results needed to get you out of a tight spot. With a good sense of humor, this book will make you smile and chuckle at what people do, what people are willing to do. Find the Macgyver in you, read this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And maybe you wouldnt say things like "fail". Many of macgyver's improvisations were not possible, but they were based in fact. This book takes those facts and shows real life ingenuity in the vein of macgyver. Read this book!
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