Book Review: A Survival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls

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A Sur­vival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adver­sity, and Grow in Char­ac­ter by Bear Grylls is a self-help / motivi­tional book writ­ten by the tem­plate of all men him­self. Mr. Grylls is the host of Man vs. Wild, a suc­cess­ful TV show, and is the ideal out­door sur­vival expert brand.

The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book -to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post.

  • 288 pages
  • Pub­lisher: William Mor­row (July 2, 2013)
  • Lan­guage: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062271954


Book Review A Survival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls

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I usu­ally don’t read many self-help books or the dime-store psy­chol­ogy type, but I fig­ured I’d give this one a shot because I know Mr. Grylls has lived an inter­est­ing and fas­ci­nat­ing life.

A Sur­vival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls (web­site | Face­book | @BearGrylls) is a series of short nar­ra­tives (75 in all), many telling anec­dotes from the life of the authors tai­lored and/or manip­u­lated to accom­mo­date the bul­let point the nar­ra­tive tries to make. While this book is not really a “guide” to any­thing, cer­tainly not to life, it is a quick read and can be picked up at any ran­dom point.

Mr. Grylls cer­tainly lived in an inter­est­ing and fruit­ful life, but is an excep­tion to the most of us, not the rule. Very few peo­ple I know can actu­ally pass the entrance tests for the British SAS, or sur­vive in the wild with a knife and their bare teeth, or heck – have that square jaw which we only thought existed on comic book superheroes.

The book is inter­est­ing do the per­sonal sto­ries and even has moments of gen­uine moti­va­tion. It took me a day to read the whole thing and I even let my daugh­ter (8) to read a few pages which I thought were appropriate.

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  • Give­away ends: July 17, 2013

  • US/Canada Ship­ping Addresses Only

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  • Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked

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TLC Book Tour for A Sur­vival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls:


Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I got this book for free from TLC Book Tours.
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