Book Review: A Survival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls

July 10, 2013

A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Characterby 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

My rat­ing for A Survival Guide for Life3

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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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  • PeggyJuly 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Bear’s book took me about a day to go through as well. Welcome to the blog tour!

  • Freda MansJuly 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I really like Bear and used to watch his survival show. I now watch his new show that is like Survivor, but better. I knew he was a former SAS but am sure there is so much I don’t know. Would love to read and learn more. He is fascinating. Great review!

  • Heather J. @ TLC Book ToursJuly 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    He certainly lived a fascinating life, though not an average one!

    Thank for being on the tour.

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