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Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls- a biography, Book review

Updated on October 10, 2011
Bear doing his thing
Bear doing his thing
This book is a great read.
This book is a great read.
For once Bear might get eaten!
For once Bear might get eaten!

This man is a human dynamo- good read

Edward Michael Grylls is his real name. This is a well written book, although I am not sure if Bear actually penned it or it was ghost written. Only he could tell you that and he has written quite a few books.

The work covers his childhood in England and also goes right back a few generations in his geneaology. He tells of always being dynamic and paints a rosy picture as far as his doting parents are concerned. He was always close to both his parents but got up to all sorts of adventures with his Dad while his mum was more a homebody.

Unusually he tells of being highly religious, a Christian in fact. He is also the head of the scouts. The book goes into minute detail when Bear joins the army and eventually the SAS reserve.This is while studying at university.

Once leaving the SAS because of a serious back injury he goes headlong into a mission to conquer Mount Everest. It is detailed compelling reading and eventually Bear succeeds in his goal.

The book covers his girlfriend, and now wife, and how they met, and he talks about his love for his children. Curiously or shrewdly the book does not cover the immensely popular television series Man vss. Wild. This obviously has been held over for another book. You should know that the series is shown all over the world. It has 1.2 billion viewers. Grylls is a multi millionaire and lives on an English island with his family which he purchased.

All in all this is a good read, it is interesting and exciting adventure at tis best and was hard to put down.

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All of the Bear Grylls books are a great read

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      Jennifer Arnett 

      4 years ago from California

      I absolutely loved reading this book, as well as "The Kid Who Climbed Everest." Grylls is a very entertaining writer. He writes in a simple and conversational style, making the reader feel like he or she is sitting down to tea with Bear. What I got out of it was a drive to never stop trying.

      Even though his television show may not always be as dangerous as it appears, the man is legit. He has broken several world records and does expeditions for charity. He is a total adventurer and entrepreneur.

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      6 years ago from Brisbane

      I'm currently reading the book. It is the "part" of the reason why I could get up at dawn this morning to do 15kms of cycling.....if Bear can join the SAS and complete the type of training he did with swollen feet and lack of sleep...Then a little cycle ride is nothing!

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      6 years ago

      I love joins bear grylls i am big fan of him i like her programs


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