Gadget Nation: A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention

Gadget Nation: A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention

by Steve Greenberg


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ISBN-13: 9781402777998
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Steve Greenberg is an invention groupie. Born into a family of patent filers, Steve has always respected and praised America's inventors. It was that fascination that caused Steve to write a book about garage inventors.
Steve travels the country looking for innovative products. That's why he has been dubbed "The Innovation Insider."

Steve can be seen each month demonstrating innovative products in five of the top ten television markets (New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Houston).

Steve can also be seen on national television shows such as ABC's World News This Morning and World News Now, Fox & Friends, and others. For three years Steve could be seen nationally every weeknight demonstrating innovative products on the Discovery Channel's Your New House. For six years Steve was on HGTV's very popular Dream Builders. For Dream Builders, Steve has traveled the country showcasing the latest in home design, construction and trends. For 5-years, HGTV also used Steve's reporting skills for coverage of the hottest new home improvement products at NAHB's International Builders Show. Steve has also been a judge for Hammacher-Schlemmer's Search For Invention Contest.

Steve writes for several magazines, newspapers and websites. His "Innovation Insider" features appear in the Miami Herald, ROOMS magazine, Smart Homeowner magazine, Backyard Living,, Log Home Living, and others.

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Gadget Nation: A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thumbs up for Steve Greenberg! I just bought your book last night and it is hilarious!! My son and I went to dinner last night and while we were waiting for our order, we were going through the book. Well, we had a grand old time looking at the kool inventions and laughing hysterically. At one point, it took my son a few minutes to actually tell me what he thought about one of the inventions because he was laughing so hard, and what a great idea it was. Thanks for bringing some amusement and some fun ideas into this rough world we now live in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave the book to my mom for Mother's Day, it was Perfect! My mom was surprised and thankful for the easy-to-read book about innovative products. What was even more enjoyable, however, was the ensuing discussion and laughter as the book was passed around the table. I look forward to talking with my mom about which products she liked the best and why. I recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gadget Nation puts our modern world in perspective and introduces gadgets that solve problems you never knew you had. A nice eye opener! So great to know that these gadgets are available! This well written and FUN book is a must for the whole family. It reaches all ages. Since reading the book with my children, their wheels are spinning trying to come up with the next best gadget. They can't stop talking about the book. Go Gadget Nation!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I originally bought the book because Steve has included my invention in it and I was excited to read his write-up about my company and product, but I found myself reading about each of the other inventions with curiosity and excitement. Steve did a wonderful job of creating a book that is not only informative but so interesting that I caught myself reading aloud to friends and family with my traditional southern slang of 'get this' as the intro. Thanks for a great new book Steve!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my uncle because he likes technological gadgets but read it before I gave it to him. I loved it. I usually don't like non-fiction but this was fun to read and I'm getting a copy for myself and my son.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Steve Greenberg's book is funny, informative and--this part surprised me--quite touching. The drive, imagination and optimism of these inventors, wacky though some may be, form the heart of what makes America, and the human being, so great. Can't wait for the author's next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Steve Greenberg has sucessfully caputred the trials and tribulations of an Inventor. It's not easy, but it can be rewarding, Steve portrays. The Inventor is a special breed of cat, an optimist with a can do attitude, creating, marketing, and trying to sell their invention, what a Brotherhood. Gadget Nation, a perfect name and a great book!