In the Mail: What Would Rob Do?

What Would Rob Do: An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life’s Daily Indignities by Rob Sachs

Publishers Weekly

A producer, reporter and director for popular NPR programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Sachs found a personal connection to his audience through his quirky advice podcast series, “What Would Rob Do?” Expanding on that series, Sachs presents a guide to dealing with daily dilemmas and embarrassing snafus, from parenting (“Annoying Kids’ Music”) to dating (“Avoiding a Chick Flick”), socializing (“Underdressed for a Party?”), personal hygiene (“Combing the Coif”), and the places they intersect (“I Clogged the Toilet and I’m at a Party! What Would Rob Do?”). In addition to his own funny, direct take on a myriad of issues, Sachs also consults with experts (or whatever one would call Fabio), and manages some genuinely useful advice (his take on emailing is especially timely and on point). Though it loses something in the translation from audio to print, and fans may find it more of the same, readers should find this a funny and (more often than not) helpful take on the common pitfalls of modern life.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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