Number of page: 416
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Bear Grylls is a veritable superhero….The former UK Special Forces paratrooper has braved the world’s harshest environments.” —Hampton Sides, Outside Magazine“Bear Grylls is one tough, crazy dude.” —Washington PostTHE THRILLING #1-BESTSELLING MEMOIR BY THE ADVENTURE LEGEND AND STAR OF NBC’S RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS Bear Grylls has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on a remote island off of Britain’s windswept coast, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. Inevitably, it wasn’t long before the young explorer was sneaking out to lead all-night climbing expeditions.As a teenager at Eton College, Bear found his identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts. These passions led him into the foothills of the mighty Himalayas and to a karate grandmaster’s remote training camp in Japan, an experience that soon helped him earn a second-degree black belt. Returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously grueling selection course for the British Special Forces to join the elite Special Air Service unit 21 SAS—a journey that would push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance.Then, disaster. Bear broke his back in three places in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident in Africa. It was touch and go whether he would walk again, according to doctors. However, only eighteen months later, a twenty-three-year-old Bear became one of the youngest climbers to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest summit. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures. . . .Known and admired by millions as the star of Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life. Gripping, moving, and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is a must-read for adrenaline junkies and armchair explorers alike.
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MUD, SWEAT, AND TEARS: The Autobiography The fearless host of Man vs. Wild illustrates a highly spirited life.Born in Britain in 1974, Edward Michael Grylls (his sister nicknamed him “Bear,” and it stuck) became heavily influenced by the strength and resilience of his great-grandfather, a British officer during World War I. His childhood memories include nervously anticipating school grades and thriving amid the tireless support (but
- Court Carnahan
5 star Not just another survival, military training, or everest book. He has a unique story and was hard to put down. Would suggest to others.
- Jon Bellah
Bear Grylls bio Awesome book! The Everest account was fabulous. Thank you Bear!
- Shiwam Thakare
Must have ,,,,, have it !!! Only name is enough !!! For true fan s .
- derrick tipton
Wonderful book that helps me to reflect back on my life as a Eagle Scout and climber. Reading has resparked a fire I was afraid was burning out inside me. Thanks, Bear!
- Linda Bairos
Linda Bairos Loved this book!! He is truly an awesome person!
- Robin Wray
Best book I’ve ever read This book is exactly what you should expect from Bear. INCREDIBLE! A MUST READ
- Joshua Ponder
Mud sweat and tears Amaaazin nigga
- Abhijeet Joshi
Easy and gripping
A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character
From the world famous survival expert learn how to make everyday an unforgettable adventure Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals face danger push our limits and sharpen our instincts But our most important adventures don t always happen in nature s extremes Living a purpose driven meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge In A Survival Guide for Life Bear Grylls globally renowned adventurer and television host shares the hard earned wisdom he s gained in the harshest environments on earth from the summit of Mt Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential How do you keep going when all the oddsare stacked against you How can you motivate a team to follow youin spite of apparent risks Filled with exclusive never before told tales from Bear s globe trekking expeditions A Survival Guide for Life teaches every reader no matter your age or experience that we re all capable of living life more boldly of achieving our most daring dreams and of having more fun along the way Here s to your own great adventure
Facing the Frozen Ocean: One man’s dream to lead a team across the treacherous North Atlantic
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2004 this is the compelling account of the most recent adventure of the bestselling author of Facing Up It started out as a carefully calculated attempt to complete the first unassisted crossing of the frozen north Atlantic in an open rigid inflatable boat but it became a terrifying battle against storm force winds crashing waves and icebergs as large as cathedrals Starting from the remote north Canadian coastline Grylls and his crew crossed the infamous Labrador Sea pushed on through ice strewn waters to Greenland and then found themselves isolated in a perfect storm 400 miles from Iceland Compelling vivid and inspirational Facing the Frozen Ocean will appeal to all Bear Grylls many readers and win him many more An epic story of hardship friendship and faith Daily Telegraph Riveting Daily Express Grylls is certainly proof that the age of great explorers has not completely passed us by Scotsman
To My Sons: Lessons for the Wild Adventure Called Life
This humorously illustrated book is a collection of wisdom that renowned adventurer Bear Grylls wants to share with his sons about the risks tumbles and victories of a well lived life Mountain climber world record holder and internationally known television personality Grylls knows a thing or two about adventure The greatest adventure he s experienced though is raising his three boys In To My Sons Grylls shares the quotes Scripture verses and spiritual wisdom he has learned through the literal ups and downs of an exciting life Featuring cartoons from well known sketch artist Charlie Mackesy this book is a poignant primer for boys and men of all ages
Extreme Food: What to Eat When Your Life Depends on It
In the tradition of the million copy bestsellerSAS Survival Guide former SAS paratrooper Bear Grylls the world s most famous survival expert teaches the necessary skills for eating in the wild There s no getting away from it I ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time live tarantulas raw goat testicles elephant dung you name it In a situation when your life depends on it you need to put your prejudices aside to keep your stomach filled and your strength up Whether it s mastering the art of foraging and cooking up a tasty feast around the campfire or learning about the more extreme end of wild food ever tried a scorpion kebab there s a lot to learn when it comes to dinner time in the wild Extreme Foodwill teach you all the necessary skills and techniques to get your teeth into meals you might never have thought of as food in the first place and crucially how to recognize plants and animals that might end up doing you more harm than good In today s world we rarely need to venture beyond the local supermarket and we turn our noses up at the thought of snacking on bugs and grubs But out in the wild Mother Nature has provided us with a plentiful supply of nutritious if not always delicious food for the taking And when needs must we just have to know where to look Some of it might take you out of your comfort zone Some of it might turn your stomach But it s saved my life more than once And one day it might save yours BEAR GRYLLS