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Scars and Stripes
An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself
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About The Book
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself.
Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and UFC headliner, has tackled a bull with his bare hands, jumped out of airplanes, dove to the depths of the ocean, and traveled the world hunting poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban.
But he’s also the same man who got kicked out of the police department, fire department, and as an EMT, before getting two women pregnant four days apart, and finally, been beaten up by his Special Forces colleagues for, quite simply, “being a selfish asshole.”
In Scars and Stripes, Kennedy describes how these failures shaped him into the successful businessman and devoted husband and father he is today. Through unbelievably vivid, wild anecdotes Kennedy reveals all the dumb, violent, embarrassing, and undeniably heroic things he’s done in his life, including multiple combat missions in Afghanistan, building a school in Texas for elementary kids, and creating two-multimillion-dollar businesses. You will learn that failure isn’t the end—rather it’s the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.
- Publisher: Atria Books (June 7, 2022)
- Length: 416 pages
- ISBN13: 9781982190934
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Raves and Reviews
“Most of us have a few great stories to tell about a time that our lives were extraordinary. My friend Tim Kennedy has a book's worth—and even more than that. Motivated by his audacity, resolve, and gutsiness, I have no doubt you'll begin living your life a little bit more like Tim after reading this."—Joe Rogan, comedian and host of The Joe Rogan Experience
“I’ve known Tim for twenty-five years. After reading this book, I’ve never been prouder of him, or happier to know that I have punched him many, many times in the face as hard as I can.”—Chuck Liddell, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
“A gritty account from a leading voice of our Post 9/11 Generation—Tim Kennedy’s book is an authentic gut punch of a life lived with grit, resiliency, and a never-quit attitude in the face of heartbreaking failures and incredible success that every American can learn from.”—Honorable Patrick J. Murphy, America’s first Iraq veteran in Congress and 32nd Army Undersecretary
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