The Way I Heard It

The Way I Heard It

Emmy-award winning gadfly Mike Rowe presents a ridiculously entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of memories, ruminations, illustrations, and insights. It’s a delightful collection of mysteries. A mosaic. A memoir. A charming, surprising must-read.

Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It collects thirty-five fascinating stories “for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Five-minute mysteries about people you know, filled with facts that you didn’t. Movie stars, presidents, Nazis, and bloody do-gooders—they’re all here, waiting to shake your hand, hoping you’ll remember them. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, their stories are part of a larger mosaic—a memoir crammed with recollections, insights, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own remarkable life and career.

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    The Way I Heard It Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    4+ I first saw Mike Rowe on Dirty jobs, and enjoyed his humor, his willingness to try anything. Reading this I learned he is or was, a big Paul Harvey fan, as was my husband. Everyday my husband would...

  • Dave

    There are still some of us who remember hearing the esteemed Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story," on the AM radio, often after Larry King's talk show. Harvey would take a famous person or event and ...

  • Bianca

    High 4*The blurb says "The Way I Heard It collects thirty-five fascinating stories for the curious mind with a short attention span.” This perfectly describes me, so this book worked a treat.Like ma...

  • Lani

    I love Mike Rowe's voice. So, when this came out as an Audio book on Overdrive I put my hold in without a thought. This book is really unique. Yes, he tells anecdotes about his life, but they are brok...

  • ? Sandi ?

    4 stars Having meet Mike Rowe through my job at the college, I tried to get this book as an ARC every place I could. Of course, I was never able...sigh! So grabbed it from the library as soon as I cou...

  • Cody

    "There's nothing magical about what I do, Mike. I'm just using the tools I was given. You can be a tradesman, too, if that's what you want to be. Heck, we're all tradesman. The trick is to get the rig...

  • Janet Newport

    A very nice break from all the holiday chaos.I have laughed for years a Dirty Jobs. I'll still take a break for the re-runs. I've enjoyed Paul Harvey for many of those years as well (here I go, dating...

  • Book  Babe2333

    This book will drop you into peoples worlds. Be warned though you will read the whole thing in your Mike Rowe voice. It was very well done and the stories within are amazing....

  • Frosty61

    I enjoyed Mike Rowe in the TV show, Dirty Jobs, mainly for his self-deprecating humor. As he says in the beginning of the book, this one is along the lines of "The Rest of the Story" by Paul Harvey wi...

  • Karen R

    Mike Rowe is a natural storyteller. His wisdom, humor, common sense and compassion are evident throughout these compelling stories of humanity. I especially love the mystery of the personality at the ...