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  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,070
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,585
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,570

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, heart wrenching, inspiring true story

  • By gary c compton on 07-01-2019

If you like narcissistic mysogynists you’ll love this book!!

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Reviewed: 26-01-2019

David Goggins has undoubtedly shown incredible determination and tenacity to achieve his goals. I was inspired by him in that sense. What I couldn’t stomach was his remarkable selfishness and lack of ownership in his career failings. He achieved his goal of becoming a navy seal by walking out on his wife and daughter, not once but twice. And he certainly wasn’t a team player in his career which I suspect is what harmed its trajectory, rather than racism as he claims is the case. It certainly would have been a factor, but not the determining factor. As he said, there were a number of successful black men already in the green team. I also objected to his frequent reference to weak humans as having vaginas - weakness of character isn’t determined by gender.
The audio is also annoying - Dave’s faux humbleness and the narrators almost embarrassing hero worship of him is occasionally nauseating. In my opinion the hardest men on earth are those that achieve their goals while still maintaining good relationships and honouring and supporting their families.

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