Rob’s book is the product of his own podcast of the same name and offers tips on lessons ranging from how to get past a nightclub bouncer to what to do you when you get a big zit or how to avoid going to a chick flick. This book gives Rob’s take on life’s awkward and embarrassing moments as well as tips he’s received from experts including Erik Estrada (“How to act around a celebrity”), Fabio (“What to do when you’re underdressed for a party”), Air Supply (“How to write a love song”) and Tom Wopat aka Luke Duke (“How to avoid stage fright”).
For all of you aspiring journalists and authors, Rob tells us exactly what his career path has been from Penn until now…
“My career in radio started at Penn – I was a DJ on WQHS and eventually went on to become the station manager. I also started working for WXPN on the program Kids Corner and worked doing basketball and football games for Penn Sports. It was through a conference that WXPN paid for me to attend that I made connections at NPR. I’ve been working here for 10 years doing everything from reporting to directing to producing to hosting my own podcast which became the basis for my book.”
Below, in one of Rob’s segments from his site, he talks about how to avoid embarrassing moments when getting a professional massage.
"Because of Penntertainment, I got scouted for Nickelodeon. I had such a great time talking with them. I may be a resource for a show on science, travel, geography, gender etc. Thanks for all you do. It really makes a difference." -Lisa Niver Rajna C’89