In the spirit of the bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook comes a clever collection of true stories celebrating real-life "MacGyverisms" Youâ€™re driving on a deserted road when your car dies. Your cell phone isnâ€™t getting service. All you have on hand are a gum wrapper and a wire hanger. Or maybe youâ€™re living in a building without central air conditioning in July. You canâ€™t afford an AC; all you have access to are a fan and a bucket of water. In such times of desperation, many have called upon the symbol of all that is inventive, the hero who awed thousands with his cool, quick wit: What would MacGyver do? they ask.. For anyone whoâ€™s ever wished they could channel the 1980s action-adventure icon comes this clever collection of forty-five true stories, commemorating the use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems. Inspired by televisionâ€™s Angus MacGyver (played by Richard Dean Anderson), a secret agent who relied on his brains and scientific prowessâ€”not to mention duct tape and a Swiss Army knifeâ€”to save the day, the "MacGyverisms" recounted range from the concrete (using Chex Mix to provide traction in an icy parking lot) to the intangible (saving a relationship with the perfect turn of phrase). Edgy, entertaining, and smirk-to-yourself funny, these masterfully told stories reveal that, with a little luck and a lot of ingenuity, you can "MacGyver" yourself out of virtually any predicament.