True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life
Oh how I love MacGyver movies. This petite book contains anecdotes by laymen and journalists alike about their solutions to diverse problems. Almost Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul-esque, you can read in short doses about predicaments strange and silly, solutions genius and obvious. I think my two favorites are the guy who fixed the clutch mechanism with a knitting needle on an 8-hour drive and the guy who forgot his anniversary and pulled a present out of thin air that was better than most guys do with a month and 100 bucks. Or the handy guy whose name is pronounced… MacGyver.
This is quick read, great to pick up for a laugh.