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  • My Journey to True Power
  • By: Terry Crews
  • Narrated by: Terry Crews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (332 ratings)

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From Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews, the deeply personal story of his lifelong obsession with strength—and how, after looking for it in all the wrong places, he finally found it

Terry Crews spent decades cultivating his bodybuilder physique and bravado. On the outside, he seemed invincible: he escaped his abusive father, went pro in the NFL, and broke into the glamorous world of Hollywood. But his fixation with appearing outwardly tough eventually turned into an exhausting performance in which repressing his emotions let them get the better of him—leading him into addiction and threatening the most important relationships in his life. 

Now Crews is sharing the raw, never-before-told story of his quest to find the true meaning of toughness. In Tough, he examines arenas of life where he desperately sought control—masculinity, shame, sex, experiences with racism, and relationships—and recounts the setbacks and victories he faced while uprooting deeply ingrained toxic masculinity and finally confronting his insecurities, painful memories, and limiting beliefs. The result is not only the gripping story of a man's struggle against himself and how he finally got his mind right, but a bold indictment of the cultural norms and taboos that ask men to be outwardly tough while leaving them inwardly weak.

With Tough, Crews's journey of transformation offers a model for anyone who considers themselves a “tough guy” but feels unfulfilled; anyone struggling with procrastination or self-sabotage; and anyone ready to achieve true, lasting self-mastery.

©2022 Terry Crews (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Exceptional performance and content

I stumbled onto Terry Crews when listening to a podcast (Tim Ferris) many years ago. I remember being struck by his honesty, sincerity and what an incredible story he has to tell.

Thank you for sharing this honest and inspiring story with the world, Terry. We need to hear more stories like this. So brave. You are a perfect example of mans ability to change for the better when facing your demons and being honest with oneself. You are a legend!

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Worth the read

Loved the book, vulnerable and insightful. Love the way Terry tells his honest story and what he's learnt.

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Amazing!

loved the story of Terry crews! Terry crews narrated his story so well it kept me hooked the whole way!

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Thank you Terry

Thank you for being genuine and vulnerable. Thank you for sharing your story. Highly recommend this book.

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Great and touching listen

Loved the story just structurally repetitive and disjointed. I would still recommend to all though.

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Moving and Inspiring

Honestly, didn't expect this to move me as much as it did. Genuinely great story telling, as I was along for the journey from the get go. New found respect and understanding of a man I have already been an admirer of for many years.

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Right in the feels

Really made me look inward at myself. Alot of people can relate and take value from this book.

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Genuine great insights

Terry’s humility and how he overcame his demons. Admitting mistakes and learning from them. Great book

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‘The definitive Man’ telling the world what it really means to be ‘a Man’

Terry Crews recounts his life story and describes how he was burdened with a toxic childhood, addiction, adultery and toxic masculinity and changed his and his family’s lives for the better. On my third listen now and I expect many, many more.

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Genuine and Raw

Terry reading this makes the story so much more compelling. A very interesting listen, thanks for the transparency!

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