Saturday, 28 November 2015

Book Review: Living with a Seal by Jesse Itzler

I didn't know what to expect when I opened this book. I requested it because it was related to fitness and over the past year I've gotten more and more interested in being physically fit.

However, the book is advertised that it is written in the style of a "buddy movie" which I typically don't like but my husband and his best friend do, so I figured if anything, that they might like the book when I finish. Also, the book was review by Lebron James and Tom Brady, which while they are well known for their athletic ability and could give their opinion on the workouts I wasn't sure how I felt about their literary ability because I'd just never seen them presented in that light before.

Anyway, I opened the book. And I finished that day. I was laughing so much that I just couldn't put it down.

Basically, this is the true story of a man who invites a Navy SEAL to come live with him and train him for a month. The SEAL agrees under the condition that nothing is off limits and the trainee will do whatever he says. He agrees and nothing is. And that's part of what makes the book so funny, that and the author's reactions to the demands.

I've been referring to the author vaguely because when I picked up this book I didn't have a clue who he was. Apparently, he was a rapper on MTV and his married to the woman who invented Spanx. Now, her, I know. Anyway, the author, Jesse Itzler, is also a business man and you get a tiny peek into his business world and that is interesting as well.

If you like to read humor, I would give this a shot. If you're a fitness buff, I'd recommend putting yourself through the workouts and seeing if you can keep up, well most of them and you'll see what I mean once you read the book.

Just a short warning, this book does contain strong language. I mean we are dealing with a Navy SEAL and man who's being physically put through the ringer.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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