October 25, 2019

Anderson’s Hosts Mike Rowe

While some people might’ve had one or two “dirty jobs” in their lifetime, Mike Rowe has had almost nothing but.

“Throughout the book Mike, a number of times, you call yourself a ‘B-list celebrity’ I don’t think that’s just you being self-effacing what do you mean by that?” said the event moderator Rick Kogan.

“I mean I’m no longer a C-list celebrity.” Mike Rowe replied.

A Man of Many Talents

Host of “Dirty Jobs” and “The Way I Heard It” podcast, Mike Rowe stopped by Wentz Hall, for a sold out Anderson’s Bookshop event.

Rowe came to town to promote his new book “The Way I Heard It”. The book appropriately shares the same name as his popular short-form podcast, as it’s a written collection of his favorite episodes, stories, and insights from the show.

“The idea of taking 50 stories that I already wrote and slapping them between two tasteful covers and putting them in front of every Barnes & Noble in the world, that seemed like a fairly smart way to approach what you call transactional satisfaction,” said Rowe.

Audience Interaction

Those at the event were treated to not just jokes, but also an in-depth discussion of Rowe’s career in television, photographs and even a Q&A session. Though Rowe was not afraid to ask the audience some questions of his own.

“What does your shirt say?” Rowe asked an audience member.

“It says ‘I love Mike Rowe,’ ” they laughed.

Naperville News 17’s Ryan Skryd reports.


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