Fortitude by Dan Crenshaw audiobook

Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage

By Dan Crenshaw
Read by Dan Crenshaw

Twelve, 12/Twelve, Hachette Book Group 9781538733301
8.26 Hours Unabridged
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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules for Life meets Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s Extreme Ownership in this tough-love leadership book from a Navy SEAL and rising star in Republican politics. In 2012, on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, a roadside bomb took Dan Crenshaw’s right eye. When he learned how to see again, he didn’t want anyone’s pity. People shouldn’t feel sorry for him, he decided, and they shouldn’t feel sorry for themselves either. Most people’s everyday challenges aren’t as extreme as surviving combat or working to regain their sight, but that’s just Crenshaw’s point: If we can meet life’s toughest challenges without resenting our luck or complaining, minor daily obstacles aren’t worth our outrage. “Microaggressions” and “triggers” from mere words mean little to someone who’s had bullets fly by their head. That’s Crenshaw’s simple lesson in Fortitude: Lighten up, toughen up, and get to work on what’s important (hint: it’s not giving into a culture of outrage, playing the victim, and seeking an apology). Fortitude is a no-nonsense advice book for a society desperately in need of tough love. With meditations on perseverance, failure, and finding much-needed heroes, the book is the antidote for a prevailing “safety culture” of trigger warnings and safe spaces. Interspersed with lessons and advice is Crenshaw’s own story of how an average American kid from the Houston suburbs has faced all sorts of unexpected situations—from war zones to the halls of Congress—and managed to navigate them all with a few simple tricks: a sense of humor and an even greater sense that, no matter what anyone else around us says or does, we are in control of our own destiny.

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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Biographies of the Military: Navy

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules for Life meets Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s Extreme Ownership in this tough-love leadership book from a Navy SEAL and rising star in Republican politics.

In 2012, on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, a roadside bomb took Dan Crenshaw’s right eye. When he learned how to see again, he didn’t want anyone’s pity. People shouldn’t feel sorry for him, he decided, and they shouldn’t feel sorry for themselves either. Most people’s everyday challenges aren’t as extreme as surviving combat or working to regain their sight, but that’s just Crenshaw’s point: If we can meet life’s toughest challenges without resenting our luck or complaining, minor daily obstacles aren’t worth our outrage. “Microaggressions” and “triggers” from mere words mean little to someone who’s had bullets fly by their head.

That’s Crenshaw’s simple lesson in Fortitude: Lighten up, toughen up, and get to work on what’s important (hint: it’s not giving into a culture of outrage, playing the victim, and seeking an apology).

Fortitude is a no-nonsense advice book for a society desperately in need of tough love. With meditations on perseverance, failure, and finding much-needed heroes, the book is the antidote for a prevailing “safety culture” of trigger warnings and safe spaces. Interspersed with lessons and advice is Crenshaw’s own story of how an average American kid from the Houston suburbs has faced all sorts of unexpected situations—from war zones to the halls of Congress—and managed to navigate them all with a few simple tricks: a sense of humor and an even greater sense that, no matter what anyone else around us says or does, we are in control of our own destiny.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A wide exploration of prevailing cultural maladies that flow from the decline of resilience…[Fortitude] has elements of a combat memoir, social critique, political analysis, and self-improvement manual. These disparate genres are seamlessly woven into a plain-spoken, cohesive, and timely argument and call for renewal.” Wall Street Journal
“This solution-oriented book is a must-read for anyone who loves America and believes that the grit and determination that founded her are in need of a revival.” Marcus Luttrell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Dan Crenshaw

Author Bio: Dan Crenshaw

Dan Crenshaw served in the Navy SEALs for a decade, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. After being wounded in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2012, he lost his right eye and required surgery to save the vision in his left. He earned two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor. Retiring from the military in 2016, he earned a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2018. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2018.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 8.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English