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Gunny's Rules: How to Get Squared Away Like a Marine Hardcover – October 28, 2013
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This book is part autobiography and part motivational. In fact, I think the focus of the book is its motivation to help its readers get excited about getting control of their lives and getting things “squared away” and moving forward in life. The stories R. Lee Ermey tells about his life are there to illustrate the principles he is driving home (and to hold our interest – personal stories are always more attention grabbing than abstract rules and principles).
We learn about his early life, his joining the Marines, how he knocked around before he got into Hollywood. How he got his first break in the movies as a technical consultant and how he got on the screen the first time. And of course, we learn what it was like on the sets of those movies, especially the set of “Full Metal Jacket” and how grateful the Gunny is to Kubrick for that role. But all the interesting stories are in service to a bigger goal: helping the reader – especially young men and women – understand what it is going to take to get their lives in order and heading in a good direction with energy and purpose.
The writing in the book sounds just like Ermey does on the screen. Direct, forceful, and mildly Marine coarse. He entertainingly drives home the importance of being in charge of your life, no Marine waits for the enemy to come to him. He decides on an objective and goes and achieves it.Read more ›
His book is spot on without any political correctness crap! If more people put these words to use this country would be a lot better off!
Hell I liked the book so much it could come over to my house and ... well you get the point.
It was a great read for Veterans Day!
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I just finished the book for the second time and it makes me want to win at anything I do. It motivates me to get off ass and get things done. It's why I read it a second time. OUTPublished 16 days ago by Ben
The book was in excellent condition. The content was so-so. There was nothing new here--same self-help stuff as in most books.Published 16 days ago by J. J. Laplace, III
I like it. It was my first book that read the whole book several times. Wish there were more about squaring away like a Marine.Published 5 months ago by Strawberry shortcake
An amusing and inspiring read if you are a fan of the Gunny, he pretty much IS the drill instructor from FMJ at all times, but with a much warmer heart than the film character.Published 5 months ago by Robert R Patka