In the spirit of the bestselling "Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" comes a clever collection of true stories celebrating real-life ?MacGyverisms?
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's 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 prowess?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.