The Adventures of a Real-Life Cable Guy
Paperback, 206 Pages
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Growing up, author Dan Armstrong dreamed of becoming an FBI agent or a police officer. He hadn’t considered working as a cable guy. He didn’t know it was a profession. But when he was twenty years old, Armstrong began working for his local cable television company and hasn’t looked back. In The Adventures of a Real-Life Cable Guy, Armstrong recounts his experiences with dozens of characters, stories gathered during his thirty-year career—from the hilarious and the horrifying to the happy and the heartbreaking. He’s serviced a million-dollar mansion and a five-hundred dollar trailer on the same day. He’s been in homes where the cats outnumbered the humans. He’s saved a man’s life. And he was the last to see someone alive. Praise for The Adventures of a Real-Life Cable Guy “It’s always fun to read the insights into other worlds where we will never travel. Reading The Adventures of a Real-Life Cable Guy is a great... More > collection of humorous and fun stories …” —Ron White, Two-Time USA Memory Champion< Less
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Mar 1, 2015Oh how this brings back the memories of being a Cable Guy! Great job Dan Armstrong. I am not usually a reader but found myself unable to put this book down. I wanted to see what you experienced again and again. I look forward to your next book!
Feb 28, 2015What a great read! I finished it within 24 hours of starting it. My husband is a cable guy as well and I love hearing his stories. I always ask him if anything exciting happened that day. Great stories! I can believe them all. Dan did such a great job of inserting humor into each story. I found myself chuckling out loud almost the whole time. I want more! I would purchase books from this author again and again! Thanks for making me smile!!
Feb 21, 2015I enjoy "people" stories, and "The Adventures of a Real-Life Cable Guy" is full of them. Dan Armstrong is a regular guy, but his work in thousands of American homes has left him with some extraordinary stories. Many of Dan's cable customers wouldn't normally let anyone past the front door, but Dan is invited into the most private areas of their homes and told things so personal, you might just shake your head in disbelief. What he sees is often touching, sometimes repulsive, and occasionally a confusing mix of both at the same time. After reading a few stories (you won't be able to stop at just one), you learn that anything could happen next. Lost treasure, mysterious stains on the ceiling, and strange noises in the dark will keep you on the edge of your seat. One of the nice things about this book is that the stories are short and easy to get into. You don't need a large chunk of time to be pulled into Dan's world. Even so, his wit and vivid descriptions of people... More > and places left me wanting to read just "one more story" even when it was time to move on with my day or turn the lights off for the night. I came away from this book with more sympathy for the strange people I have met whose stories are unknown to me. As Dan says, "They all have a story." I also have a greater appreciation for my own home and family. The places we live are a reflection of who we are, and a kind word can go a long way to brighten someone's day. I want my home to be a welcoming place to both guests and the workers who may enter for a short while with no need to return. I hope you read it with as much enjoyment as I did!< Less
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- Dan Armstrong (Standard Copyright License)
- February 5, 2015
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.8 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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