Living With A SEAL

Living With A SEAL

31 Days Training With the Toughest Man on the Planet

Book - 2015
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Entrepreneur and one-time rapper (under the name Jesse Jaymes) Jesse Itzler's life is bold and risky by design, which in turn has brought him plenty of rewards. Feeling that his life has begun to run on autopilot, Itzler hires a Navy SEAL to live with and train him for a month, and what ensues is both hilarious and inspirational.
Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455534678
1455534676
Branch Call Number: 613.7 ITZ
Characteristics: xiii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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aronchick
Jun 15, 2016

I thought that this book was just ok. It is a very quick read, for whatever that's worth. But it's hard to feel connected to the main character.This is not someone who wants to change his life by lifting himself up by his bootstraps. Rather, it's a super rich guy who hires a Navy Seal mostly as a lark.

The Navy Seal is by far the most compelling character of the book, but the author, while noting that trying to understand more about the Seal is a difficult task, pretty much leaves it at that and doesn't even try to explore who the Seal is or how he came to be who he is.

My two big takeaways:
1) The Navy Seal is a very impressive person.
2) Some workouts that I can try at home to improve my fitness.

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jericho_0
Nov 24, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. It is funny and motivating. I was laughing out loud on many occasions. Jesse is pushed outside his comfort zone throughout the book. The one downside is there is a lot of cussing. I usually won't read books with a lot of bad language but I just had to finish it.

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