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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • ? 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Rush

    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 ...

  • Amanda Yates

    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....

  • Timothy

    From the man who gave dignity to people who work the necessary “Dirty Jobs” that Keep the world running and who introduced us to people who make the world a better place. A couple of years back Mi...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/'I had a pedestal once. I put a pig on it. You can google it. Go ahead, do it- I’ll wait.'In The Way I Heard It, Mike Rowe shares stories about fam...