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Michael Gregory Rowe is an American television host, narrator, and former opera singer. He is known for his work on the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs and the series Somebody's Gotta Do It originally developed for CNN.
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About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known
Ruminations and Revelations from a Desperate Mother to Her Dirty Son
Peggy Rowe - 2020-04-14
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A humorous memoir about growing up in the Rowe family, before and after Mike Rowe's rise to fame. Peggy Rowe recounts stories of her husband's minimalistic ways and their quirky adventures, including woodstove mishaps and garbage dumping tales that inspired Mike's obsession with "dirty jobs." As Mike gains fame, Peggy becomes his biggest fan, even baking cookies for Joan Rivers. With lightning strikes, elderly friends eating marijuana leaves, and celebrity commercials, Peggy's stories entertain both old and new fans.
Mike Rowe
She did it again. And it’s better than her first one.      source
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A Curious Discovery
An Entrepreneur's Story
John S. Hendricks - 2013-06-25
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Discover the story of the media titan behind one of the most successful empires in the world, with A Curious Discovery. Author John S. Hendricks shares how curiosity played a critical role in his journey towards building the Discovery Communications empire. From setbacks to successes, Hendricks offers insights, anecdotes, and valuable lessons for business innovators and entrepreneurs. Don't miss this powerful autobiography and corporate history.
Mike Rowe
One of the greatest entrepreneurs who ever lived.      source
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Bright Orange for the Shroud
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - 1996-02-28 (first published in 1965)
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This thrilling novel follows protagonist Travis as he takes on a cunning and heartless con artist, who lures in her unsuspecting victims with her charm and seductive powers. The latest victim, Arthur Wilkinson, has become a walking zombie after falling under her spell. Travis will have to use all his wits to outsmart her and bring her down. A must-read for fans of mystery and suspense.
Mike Rowe
The best pulp I’ve ever read. And I’ve never had anybody read this book and say it wasn't good.      source
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The Lost Continent
Travels in Small-Town America
Bill Bryson - 1990-08-28 (first published in 1989)
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An epic road trip that takes us on a nostalgic journey through America's mythical small towns. With wit and humor, the author explores 38 states that are lost to themselves, blighted by greed, pollution, and manufactured culture. A hilarious and poignant classic of travel literature that will leave you both amused and heartbroken.
Mike Rowe
One of my favorites.      source