Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Earned: My Journey to becoming a Hunter of Man By: Robert Terkla & Nicholas Irving

Interesting book. It's a short book, briefly discussing one man's journey from being a victim to not allowing himself to be victimized.  Against the odds, he is able to become an Army sniper.  Later tried his hand at the legendary Green Beret.  He is injured and eventually leaves the military.  His life is changed  when he is out of the military.  He begins self medicating with alcohol and it consumes him.  He later gets a life-line thrown at him from "Hector" which suggests Terkla to start making YouTube videos.  Now I will be honest, I have never seen his videos but from what I can see, Terkla seems to be ver successful at it and started a very successful company named "Googan".  I am happy for anyone that can "brat" substance abuse and turn their lives around.  That is what I love about this country, no matter how many "L's" you take, there is always a "W" down the road.  


Regarding the book, it was indeed short.  He kind of glosses over a lot which I understand, since this was not necessarily an auto-biography.  The book covers his time in sniper school for the U.S. Army.  He talks about the details that made that evolution challenging.  Not that much about "hunting man" so the title is a bit misleading.  I expected a story of someone with multiple confirmed kills talking about the mindset evolution in a Chris Kyle kind of way.  Still and interesting book.  As a person that supports multiple military charities, I wish Terkla the absolute best in his sobriety, his business and his state of mind as he battles PTSD.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ 33 Degrees Publishing (August 22, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0999769782
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0999769782
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.5 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5 x 0.48 x 8 inches

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