Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography
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A #1 London Sunday Times Bestseller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular star of the hit survival series Man Vs. Wild, adventurer Bear Grylls. A former British Special Forces commando, a man who has always sought the ultimate in dangerous challenges, Bear’s true story reads like an outdoors action and adventure novel. But Bear’s story is true—full of breathtaking escapes and remarkable exploits that would make any Jack London or H. Ryder Haggard hero proud.
decided someone else would benefit more from), but more often than not we were on the receiving end of her generosity, and that was a great spirit to grow up around. Mum’s generosity ensured that as adults we never became too attached to, or attracted by money. I learned from her that before you can get, you have to give, and that money is like a river—if you try to block it up and dam it (that is, cling to it), then, like a dammed river, the water will go stagnant and stale, and your life will
feel a bit guilty if I go hiking on a footpath—old habits die hard.) But not crossing the dam meant that we would have to drop down and up the other side of the four-hundred-foot ravine beneath the dam. Are we being watched by a DS, or can we risk it? In the regiment’s spirit of “Who Dares Wins” and all that, we climbed carefully over the locked gate and ran across the two-hundred-meter dam at a sprint. All clear. We then set about climbing the steep face up to the next DS checkpoint some
complacent, the voice says. The voice is always right. A last deep breath. A look to Simon. A silent acknowledgment back. Yet we have cut a vital corner. I know it. But I do nothing. I leap. I am instantly taken by the speed. Normally I love it. This time I am worried. I never feel worried in the moment. I know something is wrong. I am soon traveling at over 40 mph. Feet first down the mountain. The ice races past only inches from my head. This is my world. I gain even more speed. The
a little putt-putt fishing boat with an old 15 hp engine on the back. She was covered in mold and looked on her last legs, but I noticed her name, painted carefully on the side. She was called Shara. What were the chances of that? I bought her on the spot, with what was pretty well my last £800. Shara became my pride and joy. And I was the only person who could get the temperamental engine to start! I used the boat, though, primarily, as my way of going backward and forward to the small
a mini-industry. I have authored eleven books, including two bestsellers (mainly written on airplanes); we have launched Man vs. Wild games on Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii. I own a worldwide adventure clothing range and have fronted worldwide advertising campaigns for the likes of Rexona, Degree, Sure for Men, Nissan, and Dos Equis beer, among many others. I was so proud to have been made a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Navy in 2005 (Dad would have approved!), and through the expeditions that