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Crash Test Girl

An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life’s Toughest Questions
Auteur(s): Kari Byron
Narrateur(s): Kari Byron
Durée: 6 h et 26 min
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Kari Byron - former host of the wildly popular, iconic cult classic MythBusters - shows how to crash test your way through life, no lab coat required.

Kari Byron's story hasn't been a straight line. She started out as a broke artist living in San Francisco, writing poems on a crowded bus on the way to one of her three jobs. Many curveballs, unexpected twists, and yes, literal and figurative explosions later, and she's one of the world's most respected women in science entertainment, blowing stuff up on national television and getting paid for it! 

In Crash Test Girl, Kari reveals her fascinating life story on the set of MythBusters and beyond. With her signature gusto and roll-up-your-sleeves enthusiasm, she invites listeners behind the duct tape and the dynamite, to the unlikely friendships and low-budget sets that turned a crazy idea into a famously inventive show with a rabid fanbase.

The truth is, Mythbusters was never meant to be a science show. But attaching a rocket to a car, riding a motorcycle on water, or lighting 500 pounds of coffee creamer on fire requires a decent understanding of chemistry, physics, and engineering. 

Thus, the cast and crew brought in the scientific method to work through each problem: Question. Hypothesize. Analyze. Experiment. Conclude. 

And as Kari came to learn in her own life, not only is the scientific method the best approach for busting myths, it's also the perfect tool for solving everyday issues, including:

  • Career 
  • Love 
  • Creativity 
  • Setbacks 
  • Money 
  • Sexuality 
  • Depression 
  • Bravery 

Crash Test Girl reminds us that science is for everyone, as long as you're willing to strap in, put on your safety goggles, hit a few walls, and learn from the results. Using a combination of methodical experimentation and unconventional creativity, you'll come to the most important conclusion of all: In life, sometimes you crash and burn, but you can always crash and learn.

©2018 Kari Byron (P)2018 HarperAudio

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  • Espen Urkedal
  • 2018-06-25

Fascinating and captivating

Loved the book.
The way Kari used different myths the process behind them to present different aspects of her life was great.
There was never a dull moment, and her presentation was full of nuance. My only complaint is that the book had to end.

Would definitely recommend buying this book.

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  • Caleb
  • 2018-05-11

Great book

This was a great book, and I love that it was read by Kari herself, it's like her sitting in your living room telling you her life story.

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  • JK
  • 2019-03-26

Give this to your daughter to read !

As a father who named his daughter after a half Klingon chief engineer, I have always believed in empowering girls to do whatever their hearts desired. Crash Test Girl both warms my heart about the potential for girls in science, but also acts as a painful reminder that the work is unnecessarily harder for girls vs boys.

Crash Test Girl is everything you expect from the author, but a heck of a lot more. Kari does not hold back the rough times, and I think this is essential in telling her story, that working hard on something you love outweighs the bumps in the road.

Parts of this book I shared with my daughter, because I want her to know that women in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and or Math, is not a mountain, but more of a flight of stairs you take a step at a time.

Inspiring, thoughtful, and engaging. I came out the end of the book with a greater appreciation for the struggles faced by women in this field - and more importantly, vow to be part of the change that will make these struggles something of the past.

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  • Darrin J. Lane
  • 2018-06-15

Kari is amazing and so is this book!!!

Learning about Kari’s sometimes difficult and always inspiring life has been entertaining and thought provoking. I’ve loved watching her on TV and now I love her even more! Great job, Kari! I can’t wait to see what you do next!

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  • Samtagri
  • 2019-10-24

insights into mythbusters

As a long time mythbusters fan, I appreciate the candid reflection back on behind the scenes happenings and stories about mythbusters.
Also, it is nice to see how colorful a life Kari has lived. it is inspiring.
I didn't care much for the strong feminism swings the book took at random moments. It was not necessary. Just being a powerful successful woman is a great example of feminism. No neet to be explicit about it, let alone repeatedly going on and on and oon about it.

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  • Curley Family
  • 2019-09-10

if you like mythbusters and Kari listen

to this book. its got alot of insight into the life behind the girl of mythbusters.

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  • Stephan
  • 2019-08-21

Good listen

This is a great lesson. Directed more female audiences though. And it was a little unusual hearing somebody that I’ve heard on mythbusters most of my life cussing. LOL but she’s an adult and it wasn’t used for shock effect and was appropriate for where it was used.

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  • Frank M Kelley
  • 2019-08-16

There are lessons to be learned in this book.

it's said it's best to learn by someone else's mistakes. I think Kari has made about as many mistakes as you can make, but she is sharp enough to learn from them.My hats off to her.

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  • Lance E. Boudreaux
  • 2019-07-12

Great Format and Very Entertaining

Kari has a great way of telling stories about her interesting life. From childhood to present day, her turning challenges into opportunities is inspiring.

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  • Ali
  • 2019-05-12

very engaging details

loved the simple way of expressing things and how easy it is to listen to for hours.

highly recommended