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Mud, Sweat and Tears (English Edition) e mais milhares de eBooks estão disponíveis na Loja Kindle . Bear Grylls has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Mud, Sweat and Tears (English Edition) e mais milhares de eBooks estão disponíveis Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Bear Grylls is a veritable terney.info former UK The Autobiography. by Bear To read e-books on the BookShout App, download it on: iPhone/iPad.
He tells the reader everything, not only the good, innocent parts. This book is funny, sad and thrilling: It's funny because he seems such a mischevious, smiling guy that always stands up for his friends and family. Hence, he has got many friends. Not a single time in the entire book has he written something negative about someone.
He sees the good in people, and emphasizes it. For that matter, he might not agree with everyone. He has a strong self-respect and never diverge from his morals and values in life. It's sad because he has lost people he loves and he honours them beautifully.
The kind of life he has chosen has small marginals, a balance between life and death. He cried on at least ten places in the book, either from grief or from the risk of never seeing his family again.
It's tremendously thrilling. His training and the SAS selection was exciting, since it's often considered so secretive. He didn't reveal anything he shouldn't, and left out the details I had so looked forward to read.
But he had to run it by the SAS for approval, and it couldn't involve anything confidential. What a horrifying experience, people have died of plain exhaustion, trying to get in!
I couldn't stop reading when the nutcase decided to climb Mount Everest only months after breaking his back in three places in a parachute accident. I mean, come on! Enough is enough! His constant expeditions seem to serve as encouragement, fuel, to his ever present love for challenges.
And at the end of every adventure, he acknowledges the lessons needed to be learned and wisely reinforces his knowledge. This is a great inspiration! He really has done a lot of living and traveling in his life! Not to mention climb a lot of rooftops and trees while at Eaton - I was really surprised about that. A fighting spirit and faith seem to sum Bear up nicely, b I really enjoyed this book. A fighting spirit and faith seem to sum Bear up nicely, but above all he seems to be a good family man who happened to get offered a job he really loves on TV which he seems to love a bit less, and declined a few times, but it comes with the deal and it is a great way to reach and inspire a lot of people.
There are a lot of short chapters which makes for a fast and easy read, especially since there never is a dull moment and there are plenty of perilous ones. I feel like I've traveled and trained along with him a little bit. The book also gives you a lot to think about though, it definitely is not 'mindless' reading, there are some good lessons in there too. I liked how little the TV show was mentioned. Even though I like the show, I've seen most of the episodes; all the content in the book was new to me.
And I finally learned how he got the nickname 'Bear'.. I guess it's more teddy bear than grizzly bear since she was always dragging him around, but I'm not sure about that?
His real name is also mentioned in the book, and like he said it doesn't fit him as well as Bear. I have to admit I always thought he'd given himself that nickname for being outdoorsy, or for fighting one, god knows which I thought was a bit pompous.
Turns out that is not the case, and even worse - for me for thinking it - pompous and Bear Grylls don't belong in one sentence at all. I read the Kindle edition on a Kindle Touch. No issues, well laid out, good navigation. There are chapter links at the start, index with keywords at the end, followed by a few nice photographs. And I learned a lot UK 'slang' words, or at least words I'd never heard of before. I will definitely read more of his books. Sep 10, N.
An enjoyable memoir. At the beginning, Grylls describes his family and that part comes the closest to sounding egotistical, like a typical star memoir, although I think his objective was to give credit to those who made him what he is, rather than to say, "Here's how I turned out so awesome. He glosses over his broken back and recovery although that was clearly one of the most emotionally difficult experiences o An enjoyable memoir.
He glosses over his broken back and recovery although that was clearly one of the most emotionally difficult experiences of his life , then the next in-depth portion describes his determination to climb to the top of Mt.
During this time, he met the woman who would become his wife. I think what I wanted most out of this book was to learn about how Bear Grylls became the famous person we know, today. What convinced him to join the SAS? How did he recover from that widely-publicized parachuting disaster? How did he end up hosting several TV series? I got some of what I wanted out of the book, but perhaps he thought some of those bits I was most interested in were either too painful or too boring.
He also mentions a list of near-death experiences he's had he stopped at 50 but doesn't actually tell what happened in a single one of those events. I would have loved to hear about those, but he does admit he doesn't like to think about them. His objective is not to come close to death but to challenge himself, enjoy life, and keep living. In general, the writing is very good and you can't help but appreciate his love of family and life and his firm but quiet dedication to his faith.
Aug 07, Marija S. Once you get over the informal writing style, this book will be a pageturner. It is impossible to rate somebody's life story, no matter how remarkable, so I am just revising the storytelling here - I didn't get used to the style but the book was quite gripping nevertheless. Most of the narrative was vague I am not talking about confidential SAS material here and repetitive it was hard to move forward, always hard.. Yeah, ok, that is what you'd expect from a military tr Once you get over the informal writing style, this book will be a pageturner.
Bears mentioned he hurt his elbow on the way up to the Mt Everest summit but never mentions how that affected him onward. We only hear again and again that it was I feel he could have shared a million interesting details, vividly illustrating the experiences. This way, everything felt kind of 'flat'. Also his random accounts of mishaps with his friends left me wondering about times, places and people involved.
The shortness of chapters and jumping from topic to topic made a somewhat scrambled impression. Or the goal was the feel of listening to a guy-next-door's recollections over a drink, discovering the seemingly unremarkable bloke turned his life into a remarkable adventure. Mar 30, Sam Lissaman rated it really liked it. I decided to read this book because it has been siting on my book shelf for a while but I have never got around to reading it.
I heard it was a good read so I decided to give it a go. Bear Grylls wrote about each part of his life and explained all about his childhood, his SAS training and also how he is bringing up his own children to love the wilderness.
From reading this book I learnt how amazing some places around the world are and how dangerous, beautiful and div I decided to read this book because it has been siting on my book shelf for a while but I have never got around to reading it. From reading this book I learnt how amazing some places around the world are and how dangerous, beautiful and diverse the outdoors can be. A part of the book that was interesting for me was when Bear Grylls was talking about his childhood I liked this part because he went into a lot of detail and put a great picture in your head of his surroundings.
Feb 24, philip taua rated it it was amazing. I learned that nothing is hard unless you make it hard for yourself. The story is based on bear gryls and why he chose this and how he grew up. Alps the in interesting thing is that he worked from a young age.
Apr 13, Ryan rated it liked it. Very interesting memoir that focuses on Bear's grueling selection process for Special Armed Services, his Everest expedition, and the beginnings of Man vs Wild. Two stars off for the little tiny words formed into little tiny sentences in little tiny chapters well over of them. On the other hand, I think my 8 year old could probably read this on his own, so it's not all bad. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I was so excited to read this. Didn't expect it to be so thick, but I was glad it was! I was excited to read a thick book. I haven't read one in so long!
Very cool his great-grandfather wrote a self-help book, the first one. His great-grandpa sounds like a great man: If you do that, the boats with the women will be swamped.
Not a heart quailed; no one flinched from his duty. Glory and honor to the gentle and the brave! The examples of such men never die, but, like their memories, they are immortal.
And his wife died a year after him. How awful! Wish it had started with his birth. Idk when he was born or his full name.
Chief scout to 28 million kids!! I had no idea! Omg a dog attacked him! I wonder which boarding school he went to, before Eton. Give me SAS Selection any day…and that was bad, trust me. If I see it anywhere I go mad. How slutty! He should have been expelled!
That sounds nice being in Tokyo, walking down the mountain and bathing in the hot springs. Glad the bullying stopped after he started training. Wonder if he beat that guy up!? A funny story turned into a tragedy. Sir Ranulph Fiennes climbed the tower. Bear is a nickname!! Should have said that in the beginning.
How did that guy go temporarily blind from the apple cider?! Omg he hooked up with Tatiana!! So disappointed! He went to Calcutta! Reminds me of Princess Diana. How could they not have seen that?? Poor Bear failed the course! But he got rolled back to day one!! I was wondering how he got back into the SAS. OMG Trucker failed too!
Had to use two 1: We used maps like that in forestry! I know that scale! How cool.
Trux broke two toes going up VW Voluntary Withdrawal. Poor guy was saying scriptures as he walked up the mountain, because he was in terrible pain. Almost got caught! Walked on it for 30 mins! What is a heli RV? Returned to Everest ten years later to try out the first powered paraglider over the summit.
Poor guy. I never saw him again. Ministry of defense. That reminded me of Harry Potter!
Then would disappear for 3 weeks with their squadron. I like reading how their military is similar to ours. Pulled the chute too early. I wonder what all that means! Only 2 British soldiers made it up Everest, with frostbite and lost limbs.
I wondered why he was only with the SAS for 3 years. Now I know why. An injury. I hate he had to leave like that. Dad just smiled. I did not know that Everest was part of the Himalayas! His last radio call to his wife. Wow a random DLE business sponsors Bear.
Peter Habeler, the first man to get up Everest without oxygen. I knew it was coming!! Thought it might be the trip to the Himalayans. It was! Sherpas live at 12, ft.
Everest 25, feet!! Ladders over crevices. So cool! I had no idea Bear would have an accident! Amazing hearing them pull him up. Permanent migraine, coughing all day, constant urge to vomit. Sounds awful Ability to adapt to high altitude improves as you get into your 30s.
Peeing in a bottle, holding it for warmth. Crapping off the side of a mountain. Son of a dun! He said Alan only had 10 mins to live!
I feel so bad! The longer you stay at altitude, the weaker your body gets. Dark brown pee. The death zone. Remnants of old expeditions were there. OMG dead bodies. Helicopters can barely land at the base camp, especially not up in the death zone. I wondered that. How crazy! Who had called his wife from the mountain.
That really puts it into perspective! They can see the curve of the earth!! Wish we knew what he said to his family. It was his dream too! Because Bear was slow getting his stuff together, they left a few minutes later and the avalanche fell in front of them! Transatlantic arctic voyage. Dining room under a hot air balloon, received the Duke of Edinburgh awards!
French Foreign Legion pic. Wish we had seen pics of the view from the top! I saw pics of Bear with Kate Middleton, a scouting event. Here he is with Prince Charles! How cool! Bear putting a white cross on his jacket to look like a medic so he can fly from Everest in the helicopter!! I saw that place on Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates!
Roger Buick, New Zealand. Mark Jennings, from Britain. Learn more of Bear. We are not designed to be islands. We are made to be connected. That was a big lesson to learn.
Babu Chiri, who helped Mick with his oxygen died several years later. Geoffrey returned to the army. Neil to his business.
Never gained feeling in his toes. That was sad to hear. Thengba got a hearing aid by Henry. The deaf cook? There were a lot of ppl, it got confusing with the names. The car it outside their home! Wish we had heard the reunion with his family after his trip. A ship called Shara! Wish we could hear the best man speeches! Rob Cranham who helped them fix their house, had narcolepsy and died in They both lost their fathers the 1st year of being married!
His dad died after an operation. I wondered how he died while reading the book. A kid of the head of channel 4 said he should do a show. Discovery channel spots him after a deodorant commercial a few days after his dad died.
He turned down Man vs Wild 3 times! Man vs Wild is more popular than Top Gear! Emmy nominated. There are critics of Man vs Wild. He got flak for staying at a hotel with his family. Poor Bear! That reminds me of Steve Irwin getting attacked by the media. Seems they attack everyone. I wanna see Man vs Wild!
But I rarely took it. I wanted to show you how to survive when you have no safe options. None of which I am proud of. The list, though, is long. Then I gave up when I passed the 50th. He did a series on training for the French Foreign Legion. It has spawned a mini-industry. Ad campaigns. Dos Equis was one! Lieutenant-commander in the Royal Navy!! Voted 30th most influential man in America. Most admired person by the middle class, second to the Queen.
They host a scouting survival camp, special awards. Royal family attends. That explained the picture in the book!
French Foreign legion training in Sahara desert. Jet-skiing around Britain in aid of the UK lifeboats. Developed muscle in forearm!! Dinner party under the balloon! Almost flipped the table over. Ate 3 courses, toasted the Queen! That is so funny! Naked in a bathtub down the Thames! Had a run-in with an Australian crocodile. It petered out after that. The only thing was that the Everest expedition was sort of repetitive, and long.
So was the SAS selection. I wish there had been more about his family, marriage, kids after that. This is an inspirational book. I have read a number of Autobiographies over the years, but this particular book has to be one of the most sincere, and heartfelt, that I have ever encountered. I haven't been a fan of Bear Grylls for particularly long.
The book was bought as a gift by my Wife who saw the chance to download a copy for an aggressively low price as a part of a High Street promotion. Immediately prior to the download; I had watched a few episodes of "Born Survivor" on Discovery and I was p This is an inspirational book.
Immediately prior to the download; I had watched a few episodes of "Born Survivor" on Discovery and I was pleased to be presented with the book, as I wasn't entirely sure as to the origins of Bear Grylls or what he stood for.
I knew that he was "ex - Special Forces" and had appeared in "Man Vs Wild", but I had also heard that "Born Survivor" had been axed, and that Ray Mears was going to be "the new Bear" as a result of this.
Therefore, the book was a timely intervention. I wanted to know more before everything changed. Thankfully, Ray Mears is not "the new Bear" and a new series of "Born Survivor" has since commenced broadcast.
The book is an incredible journey from Childhood through to the present day. Each chapter is written in an open and honest style, and the writing style actively draws you into the heart of the matter and in turn, exposes the man behind the TV persona. Each chapter is a compelling read in it's own right. However when blended together; they present a compelling account of one man's life. The chapters on the SAS Test Week and his ascent of Everest are incredibly powerful testaments to one man's determination to achieve his goals.
In addition, whilst "Faith" is mentioned during the various challenges that he overcame, it remains only a thread. It does not become overbearing or in any way contrived as can be the case in some personal treatise. This is probably the reason as to why the book is so motivational and rewarding? It makes you realise that, he did not rely on "old friends" or "contacts" to achieve his goals, there was no sycophancy. Indeed, each chapter demonstrates how he actively pursued his goals and would not take "no" for an answer.
Having read the book; I now have a new found level of respect for this "average man". It has genuinely inspired me to take stock of my own position and actively seek more from it. It was a genuine revelation to read about how happy and fulfilled one man can be, without having to wade through chapter upon chapter of self-promoting; turgid and banal commentary. One man has achieved the perfect life balance, and all that he did was be himself.
Above all, he remained kind; considerate and genuine. He did not distort himself. This is the key teaching that I have taken away from Bear Grylls. Mar 13, Rebecca Berto rated it it was amazing.
Bear's autobiography is punchy, addictive and a wild ride in the reading experience itself. I've been a fan of his Man vs. Wild show for years and his fierce determination and passion. But it took me about a year or two to finally get onto this book. I have to say I never read non-fiction unless it has to do with writing or publishing. Boy I feel inspired Bear's autobiography is punchy, addictive and a wild ride in the reading experience itself. Boy I feel inspired and enlightened by reading something "real".
Bear made me feel hopeless yet inspired--hopeless about how much I complain and how lazy I am; and inspired to change my attitude and go at life. Bear's writing style is fast, action-like, written with purpose as if you are there with him on every adventure and moment. It took me through his ancestry, growing up as a lost kid, finding his passion for adventure, his SAS days, climbing everest, his recovery from breaking his back, and a conclusion about his life now. Bear is such an "every" man.
In fact, I'm going so far to say as he thinks he's more ordinary than most people. He has such humility. He believes he's not the best physically, he believes -- or at least he did back in his earlier days -- that he was nothing special and had to fight harder than most fit people to achieve success with his adventures. Reading the book, you believe that he's ordinary, nothing different. But think about the achievements almost all people on this earth have failed at that he can say he's done.
If someone else had to speak about him, they'd say the opposite. But hearing how he narrates his life is quite special. Because after you read more of this book, you see just how absolutely extraordinary this man is. And it gives you hope because he wasn't born a star or born with great talents or abilities. He just worked really hard, got lucky and never stopped being grounded. After reading the way this man pushes himself mostly mental, because let's face it: If you've heard about the book or love Bear, read this.
Five, big, brave and courageous stars! Sep 02, Silpa Parmar rated it it was amazing. Positively inspiring. Bear is a great storyteller — his autobiography is detailed, fast-paced and in parts really rather amusing. His passion, dedication and enthusiasm for the challenges he seeks out and conquers ooze out of this book — I almost want to give SAS selection a go myself!
I found the chapters on his time in the SAS absolutely riveting. The intensity of the selection process really did come through and I was quite surprised to read that, despite all of his efforts, he had failed to make the cut first time around. However, as he mentions in the book and as Winston Churchill once said: As clearly demonstrated by the fact that Bear climbed Everest 18 months after breaking his back in a parachuting exercise, he does not quite understand the concept of quitting.
He goes into a lot more detail in this book than he does his autobiography. Being a big fan of Man vs. Wild, I was pretty interested to hear about his trials and tribulations on this front. Although this part of the book was a little sparser than I was expecting, it just makes me excited to think there may be another instalment!
However, while reading this book, I never once felt uncomfortable about his comments as they were always in the context of his experiences and I completely appreciated how important his faith was to him, especially when he was struggling. The sections about his family particularly his loving father , friends and Shara were all very touching to read. Such influences definitely sound as though they have helped to make him the person that he is today.
Bear has a great story to tell. I wonder what he will get up to in the future and whether there will be another biography in years to come — I do hope so… what a legend! Oct 10, Jason rated it it was amazing Shelves: All I can say is wow! Though I love survival shows I've found myself occasionally mocking Grylls over the years for taking more dangerous routes down a mountain than he needed to or for the time he got busted sleeping in a local hotel with his family.
However, I can honestly admit that I underestimated the man. This was an impressive autobiography. Aha Moment 1: I'm not saying he's perfect, but he has this uncanny h All I can say is wow! I'm not saying he's perfect, but he has this uncanny humility that was striking, especially given how much he has accomplished in his short life thus far.