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Book Review: Mud, Sweat, and Tears by Bear Grylls

Book Review: Mud, Sweat, and Tears by Bear Grylls

bear gryllsIf you’ve ever watched the show Man vs. Wild then you would know who Bear Grylls is. Hell, if you’re just interested in the outdoors, the scouts, or just cool people, you would know who this man is and I highly¬†highly¬†recommend this book to you.

Bear Grylls has got to be one of the most down-to-earth guys I have ever seen. He is funny, smart, incredibly strong, incredibly quick-witted, and probably one of the coolest guys ever. Not that I’ve ever met him or anything but this book you guys. I feel like I really know him after reading his biography Med, Sweat, and Tears.

I had seen this book being sold in airports everywhere but I never picked it up because ya’ll know how expensive airport books can be. So I waited in the hopes of finding it at a secondhand shop, or that someone would leave it at a hostel along the line somewhere. I waited and waited and finally, finally, I found the book for $4AUD at Vinnies second-hand shop. Score!

I’m pretty sure I didn’t put this book down after I got it. The way that Bear writes is so easy to read and his life is so interesting. He’s a mischievous person with a huge heart and he just gets life. He’s a misfit, a little odd, but in all of the best ways.

I don’t want to spoil the stories he has in this book for you because he writes it much better but he covers everything from growing up, training for SAS, and breaking his back in a skydiving accident. How each thing shaped him into the man he has become. It’s amazing you guys, truly.

This man has lived a life very few will ever know and very few can compete when it comes to coolness. Seriously, his kids and grandkids will get to hear the coolest stories from his father. And I’m sure they’ll be told many whilst climbing mountains and hiking. What better way to bond?

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