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, Patrick Lawlor, Shelly Frasier
     
 

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You're driving on a deserted road when your car dies. Your cell phone isn't getting service. All you have on hand are a gum wrapper and a wire hanger.Or maybe you're living in a building without central air conditioning in July. You can't afford an AC; all you have access to are a fan and a bucket of water.In such times of desperation, many have called upon the

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You're driving on a deserted road when your car dies. Your cell phone isn't getting service. All you have on hand are a gum wrapper and a wire hanger.Or maybe you're living in a building without central air conditioning in July. You can't afford an AC; all you have access to are a fan and a bucket of water.In such times of desperation, many have called upon the symbol of all that is inventive, the hero who awed thousands with his cool, quick wit: "What would MacGyver do?" they ask.For anyone who has ever wished they could channel the 1980s action-adventure icon comes this clever collection of forty-five true stories, commemorating the use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems. Inspired by television's Angus MacGyver (played by Richard Dean Anderson), a secret agent who relied on his brains and scientific prowness-not to mention duct tape and a Swiss Army knife-to save the day, 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). 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400152889
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Lawlor has recorded over three hundred audiobooks in just about every genre. He has been an Audie Award finalist several times and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has won a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, numerous Library Journal and Kirkus starred audio reviews, and multiple Editors' Picks, Top 10, and Year's Best lists.

In addition to narrating audiobooks, Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and southern California, and she has developed character voices for animation projects and done voice-over work for commercials.

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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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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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