R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey, of The History Channel’s Mail Call, takes time out from telling viewers all about military technology, to tell readers all about life. Men today are facing a crisis of emasculation. Gunny is here to tell you how to fight back and save your dignity: by taking control of your own damn life. First, he teaches you how to get fit, stay fit, and defend yourself. Then, he teaches you how to conduct yourself the way real men do: with assertiveness but also with wisdom and courtesy. Finally, Gunny motivates you to use your new fitness and new attitude to live life like a man of honor: to work hard, reach for high goals, and set an example with your life.
Gunny’s Rules is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to live life like one of the toughest of the tough—like a Marine.
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Table of Contents
Foreword: It's Good to Know The Gunny xiii
Introduction: Getting Squared Away 1
1 "Fall In!": Take Command of Your Life 7
2 "Be Prepared": The Boy Scouts Got It Right! 31
3 "Holy Jesus! What Is That? A Jelly Doughnut?": The Gunny Manifesto on Fitness and Health 51
4 "Go the Extra Mile": Humping It beyond What Is Expected of You 71
5 "Major Malfunctions": Nobody Said It Would Be Easy 89
6 Hard Corps: From Maggot to Manhood 109
7 The Price of Freedom: The Gunny Wants You 129
8 "Point Man": The Gunny's Views on Leadership 147
9 Look Out, World!: The Gunny Is Pissed 169
10 Parting Shots: The Gunny's Favorite Things 187
Afterword: Closing Thoughts from My Marine 207
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book should be manditory reading for all high school young adults. Of course it wont be, which just means those that do read it will have a leg up on the losers .
This book is an easy and entertaining read. Most of the leadership advice that Ermey gives is common sense for any Marine NCO or SNCO worth their salt, but still worth a refresher. This appeal of this book is not limited to those in the MIilitary, I believe that most civilians would benefit from Ermey's advice on leadership and his perspective on the woes facing our great nation. Ermey weaves interesting anecdotes from his time in the Corps, the movie industry, and miscellaneous experiences that keeps the reader interested and amused. I especially enjoyed the quotes the author chose that amplified the chapter topics. His rants were amusing because they were spot on. I Ermey seems like a genuine guy that sincerely cares about America and it's warriors. A great book that will have you shaking your head in agreement with the Gunny.