The Way I Heard It

The Way I Heard It Summary

In this New York Times bestselling must-read, executive producer and host of Dirty Jobs Mike Rowe presents a delightfully 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 personal memories, ruminations, and insights that will leave you captivated.

The Way I Heard It presents thirty-five mysteries “for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Every one is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Movie stars, presidents, bloody do-gooders, and villains—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 full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own remarkable life and career.

Book Reviews

Anon 130

A warm and interesting book5 star

A very interesting storyteller makes you want to have drinks and dinner with him and Sandy and enjoy the conversation that would accompany it.55


Awesome!5 star

What a great story, told by a great story teller! A great read on many levels.55

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Gotta love mike Rowe !!5 star

Very entertaining and all the early ones are very quick !! The later ones go into more details with is always good !55


The Way I Heard It5 star

I always Look forward to the next weekly podcast and amazed by the quality and enjoyment never failing to deliver!55


Love the book and podcast!5 star

Interesting stories told by the engaging Mike Rowe!55


Interesting Tales4 star

Insightful tales about the deeds of real people that keep one guessing until the end as to what their names are.45

Frank Bova

The Way I Heard It5 star

Excellent!!! Really enjoyed the short stories. Thanks Mike! Tell your mom, people are not only reading your book, they are really enjoying it.55

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