Mud, Sweat and Tears

Mud, Sweat and Tears - Bear Grylls' Autobiography

At 7.22 a.m. on 26 May 1998, Bear entered the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest Briton to have successfully climbed Everest and returned alive. He was only twenty-three years old and this was only the beginning of his extreme adventures… Known and admired by millions – whether from his prime-time TV adventures, as a bestselling author or as a world-class motivational speaker – Bear has been there and done it all. Now, for the first time and in his own words, this is the story of his action-packed life.

I first saw this book in the airport on my way to New Zealand. When I finally picked it up (and finished it), it didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed this book far more than any episode I’ve ever seen of ‘Man vs Wild’. Grylls is a natural storyteller and provides his readers with a captivating life story that reads like fiction. Although I’ve been skeptical of Bear in the past, his autobiography made him seem irrevocably normal, almost like a real friend. I found this book to be both entertaining and inspiring.

Recommended for any high school reader. A solid 4 stars.

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