Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

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Tim Kennedy shares his triumphs of failures in his newest memoir, Scars and Stripes. Before he became a Green Beret sniper, Kennedy was rejected from various jobs and struggled in his personal life. Through different moments in his life, Kennedy shares the important, and often necessary, role failure has in growing as an individual.

From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational New York Times bestselling memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself.

Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and UFC headliner, has tackled a bull with his bare hands, jumped out of airplanes, dove to the depths of the ocean, and traveled the world hunting poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban.

But he’s also the same man who got kicked out of the police department, fire department, and as an EMT, before getting two women pregnant four days apart, and finally, been beaten up by his Special Forces colleagues for, quite simply, “being a selfish asshole.”

With his vivid and stirring voice, Scars and Stripes “is an authentic gut punch of a life lived with grit, resiliency, and a never-quit attitude in the face of heartbreaking failures and incredible success that every American can learn from” (Patrick Murphy, veteran and former United States Under Secretary of the Army). Kennedy reveals that failure isn’t the end—rather it’s the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982190927
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 01/09/2024
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 32,874
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tim Kennedy is a Green Beret, sniper, and former MMA fighter. He’s starred on the History Channel’s Hunting Hitler and Discovery’s Hard to Kill. Tim owns Apogee Cedar Park, a private school in Texas, and Sheepdog Response, a tactical training company. He lives with his wife and children in Texas. Follow Tim on Instagram and Twitter @TimKennedyMMA.

Nick Palmisciano is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business MBA Program. He served for six years as an infantry officer before moving into the world of business, creating the successful marketing firm Diesel Jack Media, and Ranger Up, which grew to prominence as the first military lifestyle brand. He lives with his wife and children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Find out more at NickPalmisciano.com, and follow him on Instagram @NickPalmisciano and on Twitter @Ranger_Up.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Creek Gang 5

Chapter 2 Deviance 25

Chapter 3 I Didn't Choose the Fight Life 45

Chapter 4 Red, White, and Blue 67

Chapter 5 The Fall 89

Chapter 6 The Book of Truth 99

Chapter 7 Hunting Zarqawi 135

Chapter 8 Pride Cometh 161

Chapter 9 The Valley of Death 189

Chapter 10 Return to the Valley of Death 227

Chapter 11 Time to Fight 255

Chapter 12 Prizefighter 281

Chapter 13 TV and a Movie 305

Chapter 14 Human Trafficking 335

Chapter 15 Rescue 349

Acknowledgments 391

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