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Bin There Done That [Kindle Edition]

Rob Shoesmith
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Book Description

If I can generate a million paid downloads I will be giving away my house to a homeless charity!!!!

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!

Some Reviews

A-J - 5 stars Amazing and Inspiring

After following his progress via his Blog & Twitter and in the months since it is clear to see the drive and passion that lead him on his journey to this, this book not only accounts his time waiting in that line but his inspiring life's journey that lead him to be the person he is today, a must read.

Mr CP - 5 stars Inspiring

Saw this guy in The Sun. Just read the first few chapters, this is a powerful and inspiring account of a young man who refused to give up on his dream. Highly recommended.

Smigs198 - 5 stars Inspirational!

I have suffered anxiety and depression myself and found this book inspirational. It shows what can be achieved if you put yourself out of your comfort zone. It is written without self pity and not only is entertaining but also a wonderful demonstration of the strength of the human spirit.

PA - 5 stars - Amazing story of determination and balls

I've just finished reading this true story of someone that has overcome adversity to improve both his own life and the lives of others around him. Definitely worth a read for both interesting/funny stories and a look into the depths of this man's mind which are revealed in an honest and genius way.

Grace_H - 5 stars excellent!

have only read a few chapters but cant put it down,it really does go to show when u reach rock bottom theres only 1 way to go! well done rob!definately a must read!

A.Richads - 5 stars Inspirational!

This book is about a lot more than just 10 days. It shows how Rob Shoesmith overcame depression and anxiety and persevered against the odds to change his life for the better.

BR - 5 stars Great Story

Great story, entertaining, and inspirational for anyone. Definitely worth the read. Rob Shoesmith did a very good job with this one.

Manchak - 5 stars Inspiring rags-to-riches story

A moving, inspirational, occasionally very funny and, above all, very honest rags-to-riches story from somebody who truly knew what it's like to hit bottom in life, and to rebound.

Not your average self-help book by any means, but it's certainly very thought-provoking.

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  • File Size: 198 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,769,450 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational April 29, 2012
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really inspirational book by someone that proves that if you want to make something of yourself you have to grab the bull by the horns and actually do something about it and not let personal issues hold you back.

really genuine guy you can follow him on Twitter @shoesmith81
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4.0 out of 5 stars Follow the journey April 9, 2012
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I started following this guy back when he was camped out. Really looking forward to hearing about the actual experience.
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More About the Author

My name is Rob Shoesmith and live in Coventry in the United Kingdom.

I work in Marketing and PR for a Californian based app development studio MEDL Mobile.

Only 3 years ago I was emptying dustbins for a living!

I came across MEDL Mobile and submitted an iPhone app idea called Problem Halved to their App Incubator.

The next few years have been a blur!

My journey has taken me to the USA and has culminated in a 10 night camp out for an iphone in a crazy experiment!

All I can say is I would never camp outside an Apple Store again!

It was hardcore and so hard!

I love to come up with experiment ideas that some people think are crazy!

I have just released my debut book 'Bin There Done That' on Kindle.

I'm looking to undertake an even crazier experiment in 2012!

A book will be written about my adventures.

Feel free to email me at or tweet me @shoesmith81.

You can read my blog at

If any tech media are interested in reporting about my debut book please feel free to email me.


Rob Shoesmith


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