The Way I Heard it is a collection of short, true stories from Mike Rowe’s varied and interesting life. The anecdotes are engaging, humorous, and sometimes shocking – but always told with the trademark wit and intelligence that has made Rowe one of America’s most beloved storytellers. From his early days as a janitor in a Baltimore high school to his current role as host of the hit TV show Dirty Jobs, Rowe shares never-before-told tales about some of the biggest names in history – including Teddy Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, John F Kennedy Jr., Johnny Cash, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., and more.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone with an interest in history, Mike Rowe’s life, or just a good laugh.
- Rowe is a gifted storyteller, and his tales are entertaining and engaging
- He has led an interesting life with many different experiences to share
- The stories in the book are informative as well as entertaining
- The book is too short
- The stories are not in chronological order
- Some of the stories might be boring to some people
Learn more about the author
Mike Rowe is an American actor, television host, narrator and writer. He is best known as the former host of the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs.
“I really enjoyed this book. Rowe has a great storytelling voice and I found myself eagerly turning the pages to find out what happened next.”
“The Way I Heard It is a pleasure to read. Rowe’s writing style is engaging and pithy, with just the right amount of information to keep you hooked without info dumping. The stories are well-researched, entertaining, and often humorous… Rowe has a knack for storytelling that makes even the most mundane task interesting.”
“Rowe’s voice is so disarmingly down-to-earth, even his more outrageous stories seem somehow believable.”
“Rowe’s down-to-earth storytelling style is the perfect antidote to stodgy history books.”