Get the New Arlington Public Library App for Apple/Android 

What Would MacGyver Do?: [true stories of improvised genius in everyday life]

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
In the spirit of the bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook comes a clever collection of true stories celebrating real-life "MacGyverisms."
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 2c610d93-e018-577f-70b0-92582fdc0be2
full_title what would macgyver do true stories of improvised genius in everyday life
author vaughan brendan
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-04-28 04:52:50AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1565912070310854656
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Frasier, Shelly., Lawlor, Patrick G.
author Brendan Vaughan
author-letter Vaughan, Brendan.
author2 Frasier, Shelly., Lawlor, Patrick G., hoopla digital.
author2-role Frasier, Shelly., Lawlor, Patrick G., hoopla digital.
author_additional Brendan Vaughan.
author_display Vaughan, Brendan
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
callnumber_sort_arlington Online OverDrive
date_added 2009-05-18T04:00:00Z
days_since_added 2902
detailed_location_arlington hoopla
display_description

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 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 taction 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..

econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_arlington Limited Access, external
econtent_source_arlington OverDrive, hoopla
edition Unabridged.
format_arlington eAudiobook
format_boost 16
format_category_arlington Audio Books, eBook
genre Non Fiction
genre_facet Non Fiction
grouping_category book
id 2c610d93-e018-577f-70b0-92582fdc0be2
isbn 9781400122882
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14972670||hoopla|Online|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10757001||Available Online||qafea||, overdrive:6b02b962-7aa1-4516-81eb-de1e36d3035e|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Fiction, Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_exact_arlington Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_left_arlington Online, Online OverDrive
local_days_since_added_arlington 3770
num_holdings 1
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital.
popularity 0
primary_isbn 9781400122882
publishDate 2006
publishDateSort 2006
publisher Tantor Media
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14972670|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2006|1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital., overdrive:6b02b962-7aa1-4516-81eb-de1e36d3035e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media||
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b14972670||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true|||, overdrive:6b02b962-7aa1-4516-81eb-de1e36d3035e|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false|||
subject_facet Creative ability in technology -- Anecdotes, Inventions -- Miscellanea, Resourcefulness -- Folklore
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title What Would MacGyver Do? [true stories of improvised genius in everyday life]
title_display What Would MacGyver Do?
title_full What Would MacGyver Do? True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life, What would MacGyver do? [electronic resource] : [true stories of improvised genius in everyday life] / Brendan Vaughan
title_short What Would MacGyver Do?
title_sort What Would MacGyver Do
title_sub [true stories of improvised genius in everyday life]
topic Humor (Nonfiction), Nonfiction
topic_facet Humor (Nonfiction), Nonfiction