Disclosure: I would like to thank Julie at FSB Associates for providing a copy of this book for the purpose of my review. All opinions are that of my own.
What Would Rob Do: An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life’s Daily Indignities is an informative and funny book, written from a man’s perspective but not necessarily geared strictly for men. Rob Sachs takes day-to-day situations, gives examples of how those situations can go bad, and then tells you what he would do (or what he has done) to come out of such a predicament. And these aren’t your average examples like making a good impression during an interview or how to avoid an altercation at a bar. But rather things you don’t learn from your mother or a self-help book, like what would you do if you are in dire need of a public rest room, or stuck in the middle seat on an airplane trip, or stepping in a pile of dog poop, or finding yourself in the awkward position of being on a dance floor when you are totally unprepared. Or how about figuring out what to do if you come face to face with a celebrity, what would you do?
In the book, Rob doesn’t just tell you what you should do, but he tells you what he would do, what he has done, and the outcomes. Some of which will leave you shaking your head, giving a little chuckle, or laughing out loud because you can totally relate.
It’s a great book! Funny as hell in some places, interesting in others, but well worth the time it takes to read it.
About What Would Rob Do
What do you do if you get a bad haircut? Do you have trouble remembering people’s names? What happens if you clog the toilet at a friend’s house? NPR’s Rob Sachs has given prudent and entertaining advice for dealing with all sorts of everyday challenges in his successful What Would Rob Do? podcast series, consulting with experts ranging from Fabio to Erik Estrada on dozens of daily dilemmas and common conundrums. Now he brings a wealth of this advice together in a single survival guide to fixing some of life’s most vexing minor mishaps and speed bumps.
- Entertaining yet practical advice on what to do in tricky life situations
- Includes tips from interviews Sachs has conducted with celebrity experts
- Written by Rob Sachs, who has been a producer, reporter, and director for NPR shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Day to Day. Sachs also has a successful NPR podcast series
What Would Rob Do? tackles the full spectrum of life’s absurdities and shows how to turn them into an opportunity for adventure, fun, and best of all, laughter.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; Original edition (April 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470457732
- ISBN-13: 978-0470457733
You can purchase your copy of What Would Rob Do: An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life’s Daily Indignities today on Amazon.
About Rob Sachs
Rob Sachs is a man who is always up for new adventures even if these situations don’t always go as planned. He once ran a marathon, though he limped to the finish line nursing a charlie horse. He also ran in and lost an election to be his 7th grade class president. And while it’s true he partied in Pamplona, he chose not to run with the bulls. Rob’s a Philly guy who grew up praying for the Eagles to win the Superbowl…he’s still holding out. He currently works as a producer and director at National Public Radio and resides in the Washington DC area. Rob loves to travel, listen to all the new music he gets for free from work, and spend time with his wife Anna and their two-year-old daughter Rachel and her humorous antics.
Before becoming an author Rob began his career at NPR working for programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has produced interviews with guests ranging from Bono to Bill Clinton and has filed a number of reports on bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Journey, and Rilo Kiley. Currently he’s the director of NPR’s Tell Me More. He created the NPR podcast What Would Rob Do?: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Daily Indignities in the spring of 2006. The podcast was the inspiration for his book, published by John Wiley & Sons in May of 2010.
Rob attended the University of Pennsylvania where he double majored in History and Communications and ran the student radio station WQHS.