Bin There Done That by rob shoesmith

Bin There Done That

By rob shoesmith

  • Release Date: 2012-01-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings
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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!


  • Inspirational

    By JamesInJapan
    Thanks for sharing your inspirational story Rob. Highly recommended read.
  • Bin there Done That

    By Fredfm
    Inspiring and a triumph of humanity. Linking this tale of humility and fortitude with the technological greatness of Apple corp has made for a unique story indeed. It proves that when you focus your mindset and accept your place and limits in life greater heights become possible. The Big Issue is an international initiative giving the homless a way out and is life saving. Thanks for recognising this in the book.
  • A real story to relate to

    By kay8e
    What I love about Rob's book is that it's a realistic experience to relate to. Maybe not so much the camping outside of a Apple store, but the story of Rob and his anxiety and depression. People can relate to his experience with mental health and people can understand what it's like to live with anxiety and depression. But this book also sheds light onto another issue that society seems to turn a blind eye too, homelessness. The way Rob's beliefs and attitudes changed over the time he spent on the streets is great to read. It normalises how people view homelessness and mental health while addressing the stigmatism and 'myths' around both issues. It's an easy, quick read which will defiantly change your perceptions in a lot of ways. And it's free to download which is always an added bonus :D