Bin There Done That by rob shoesmith

Bin There Done That

By rob shoesmith

  • Release Date: 2012-01-05
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4
4
From 124 Ratings
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Description

10 days before the iPhone 4s went on sale, ex bin man Rob Shoesmith set up camp outside an Apple store in London.

He couldn't spend any money whilst in line and had to rely on donations. This wasn't just a crazy experiment and it wasn't all about acquiring the latest shiny iPhone!

Re-live his inspiring adventure and see how he picked himself up from rock bottom, beating depression and anxiety attacks along the way.

Detailing Rob's journey from immature student to marketing and PR exec, via call centres and emptying dustbins, this is a real life account of a young man's struggle for success and how the world of iPhone apps transformed his life!

Reviews

  • 'Bin there read that'

    5
    By @tweeeeetiebird
    This is a truly inspirational book. I couldn't put the book down for 2days solid. This has really changed my perspective of certain things. This books allows you to consider the worse side of life and see how people deal with the unfortunate situations that they go through. Rob, showed us that you can achieve anything you set your heart to but can also help others around which are in the same dilemma. I recommend everyone to read this book, it's my favourite book by far and has definitely got me back into reading. Enjoy! Xx
  • Bin there done that

    1
    By Metepills
    I am sorry to say that this was a poorly written account of someone just out to gain publicity with a silly stunt playing at being homeless for ten days during which he needed a minder at night and feeling unwell at one stage felt he had to attend hospital for a health check Very boring and Pathetic !!
  • Inspirational

    5
    By Dumpster baby g swag
    The iPhone story might be the hook but the lasting impact from reading this book will be the thoughtful and considerate way the author talks about the many homeless people of London who he met during the ten days camping on the streets Shoesmith writes with clarity and honestly about his difficulties with anxiety throughout his life and how he managed to work his way through problems and put himself in a better place. I would recommend this to sufferers of mental illness as well as technology fanatics.
  • Infomercial

    1
    By Magw4i
    This is the 'literary' equivalent of an infomercial. What little story there is related is far outweighed by the blatant advertising of apple (who surely don't need something of this calibre) the app company and every Tom, Dick and Harry who had anything to do with a fairly unoriginal publicity stunt. Shame.
  • Bin There Done That

    4
    By MTemp007
    Excellent read and extremely inspiring - I read this story when I had just completed day three of putting my demons to Bed and will inspire me to succeed.
  • Bin there done

    5
    By Kar kar 48
    Lovely read. What amazing journey the man tuck. Helped me to see things positively
  • An amazing read

    5
    By Onionwoman
    I too have Anxiety so I know Rob feels at times. Just being outside is difficult at times. What a character and a test of his emotions. A great read.
  • Very good read

    5
    By spitbank
    Enjoyed this book immensely, tearful in parts and sounded harrowing in others, keeps you reading.
  • Outstanding

    5
    By Wg1213
    It's gripping in every way and makes you look at the world differently. What I love about Rob is that this is only the beginning..l
  • Excellent

    5
    By Joelfigueira
    Being a follower of Robs on twitter I was very interested to read this book. I enjoyed every page and while reading it I could only imagine how hard it must of been to stay positive for those ten days. A must read for any apple fan!! Robs book has changed my outlook on homeless people as it can so easily be yourself that becomes homeless and your whole life changes! Appreciate what you have as you may think you are hard done by but there are others that are worse off than you.

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