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What Would Rob Do: An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life's Daily Indignities
     

What Would Rob Do: An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life's Daily Indignities

by Rob Sachs
 

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What would you do if you were stuck in the middle seat of an airplane?

What would you do if you clogged the toilet at a friend's house?

What would you do if you were seriously underdressed for a party?

Do any of these situations sound familiar? If you're human, you've probably had lots of cringe-worthy moments like these to live down in your life. NPR's Rob

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What would you do if you were stuck in the middle seat of an airplane?

What would you do if you clogged the toilet at a friend's house?

What would you do if you were seriously underdressed for a party?

Do any of these situations sound familiar? If you're human, you've probably had lots of cringe-worthy moments like these to live down in your life. NPR's Rob Sachs has certainly been there, too. In his successful What Would Rob Do? podcast series, Sachs has consulted with celebrities ranging from Fabio to Erik Estrada to Air Supply on how to deal with dozens of daily dilemmas and common conundrums. Now he brings together a wealth of these insider tips with tales from his colorful life experiences in a single survival guide to fixing a full spectrum of life's most vexing minor mishaps and speed bumps.

So the next time you accidentally decorate your shirt with spilled Chinese takeout, don't ask "Why me?" Ask "What would Rob do?" and get through every tight spot with your head held high.

Learn what to do about:

Forgetting people's names

Singing karaoke

Getting pulled over for speeding

Going to a nude beach

Going to a high school reunion

Picking a good date movie

Stepping in dog poop

Coping with pimples

Surviving parenthood

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Publishers Weekly - Library Journal
A producer, reporter and director for popular NPR programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Sachs found a personal connection to his audience through his quirky advice podcast series, "What Would Rob Do?" Expanding on that series, Sachs presents a guide to dealing with daily dilemmas and embarrassing snafus, from parenting ("Annoying Kids' Music") to dating ("Avoiding a Chick Flick"), socializing ("Underdressed for a Party?"), personal hygiene ("Combing the Coif"), and the places they intersect ("I Clogged the Toilet and I'm at a Party! What Would Rob Do?"). In addition to his own funny, direct take on a myriad of issues, Sachs also consults with experts (or whatever one would call Fabio), and manages some genuinely useful advice (his take on emailing is especially timely and on point). Though it loses something in the translation from audio to print, and fans may find it more of the same, readers should find this a funny and (more often than not) helpful take on the common pitfalls of modern life.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470457733
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Rob Sachs has spent the last ten years as a producer, reporter, and director for National Public Radio shows, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Tell Me More. He created the NPR podcast What Would Rob Do? In 2006 and serves as its host.

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