Mud, Sweat and Tears

Mud, Sweat and Tears

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by Bear Grylls
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781905026494
Publisher:
Channel 4
Publication date:
04/28/2012

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Mud, Sweat and Tears 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What's it really like being Bear Grylls? The only way to find out is to read this book! This book is not just about Bear....it's about life....and Bear seems to share his knowledge and wisdom about life throughout his book. A truly great read for fathers and sons alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to see what motivates Bear...
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
"Life continues to be an adventure, and in many ways more so than ever. I have had to learn to prioritize clearly in my life: to be safe, get home fast, and keep it fun - the rest is detail." In Mud, Sweat and Tears: The Autobiography of Bear Grylls, I was inspired to pick this one up after reading a short article in Guideposts magazine about the life of the man we all know from his television show, Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel. Is all this staged? Where did his training come from? Why would anyone do this as a way to make a living? This is where you will find yourself as you experience what it was like growing up as Bear Grylls. Being a born adventurer as a child, he often joined his father in expeditions that involved mountain climbing, romps through the mud and most of all a lesson in unconditional love and perseverance modeled through his eyes by his own father. Bear struggled in school academically but was a huge lover of extreme sports, often found scaling the chapels on his school grounds at Eton College. He grew up and had a deep desire for adventure and soon found himself talking his best friend, Trucker into joining him at signing up for the Special Air Service or SAS, an elite group of what is known as the British Special Forces unit. The amount of challenges he would face there, would provide him with the additional support and love of adventure that would carry him through all of life's struggles. He would later be called to put that mental and emotional training into affect, when during a parachuting accident, he would break his back in three places. It was one of many wake up calls where Bear would put his faith in God to the ultimate test, to see if he would ever walk again. He was almost lost to severe depression but realized without any goals to push for, he wouldn't likely recover. His next dream, to climb Mt. Everest at 23 years old. He remembered that from small acorns grow big oaks. He would later on film almost six seasons of Man vs. Wild, Worst-Case Scenario, and a whole series on what it is like to go through basic training inside the French Foreign Legion; he would lead countless expeditions to Antarctica, the Himalayas, and the Arctic, raising more than 2.5 million dollars for children's charities around the world; he is considered the most admired person by the middle classes, second only to the Queen in the UK among many other things that have made him successful. There are also some great photos that are shared in this book of different aspects of his life up to this point. His words of advice after it's all said and done, "Every day is the most wonderful of blessings, and a gift that I never take for granted. Oh, and as for the scars, broken bones, aching limbs, and sore back? I consider them just gentle reminders that life is precious - and that maybe, just maybe, I am more fragile than I dare to admit" (pg 401). I received Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography of Bear Grylls compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review. The one them that remains a constant in this book is that through hard work and perseverance, you can achieve whatever you want in life. His goal in writing this was to show his roots: the early, bigger missions that shaped him, and the even earlier, smaller moments that steered him to become the man, husband and father, he is today. He wrote this book as a way of passing down the life lessons he has learned to his three younger sons, and there are so many great quotes and take aways from this book. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and really admire the circumstances that he had to endure during his life that makes Bear Grylls, the man he is today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a first star scout and alot of what i know is from bear. I highly review this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bear has the tool to everything. A god, a ex- special soldier, a dad ,and a hero. He has the key to survive in every part of this planet. I want to go to adventures with him in this planet. I want to learn how to survive in every part of this planet. Just like him. He is awesome ... lets go man vs wild.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Great read and interesting humble life. Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Nothing stops this guy, yet he remains humble, grounded and struggles with self-doubt like you and me. A really good read, I enjoyed the story from his childhood to the present. (And, I don't know how anyone could survie SAS training!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Bear, and what a story of survival and life in general!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a very highly intersting book. It kept you intrigued all of the way from his childhood to the present. I highly reccomend it to readers who are adventerous and take risks. Overall fantastic book.
Redvett More than 1 year ago
I found this book thoroughly entertaining. The positive outlook and warmth of Bear's personality really shines through in this boook. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
thematttodd More than 1 year ago
This book is just amazing its suck a great book to read if you have goals in life. It will help you see how hard people push to complete their goals in life and will help you. I will recomend this book to anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On chapter four now, I like it going from his ancestors up.
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Same here Julia
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I think he is a great man of God.
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Keg-Runner More than 1 year ago
Found this very interesting - learned a lot about climbing Everest. Also, gained a new appreciation for Bear Grylls not only as a survivor, but as a man of integrity and character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is grate Bear gryls
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