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Book Review: Natural Born Heroes

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Author: Christopher McDougall

This is my number 1 book and has been for a couple years now. This book quite literally changed my life and changed the focus of much of my reading over the last couple years.

The book combines World War 2 history, ancient Greek/Cretan history, physical fitness, parkour, self-defense and diet all weaved together. It is a very interesting read and I can’t recommend it highly enough. I own 2 hard copies and the audio version because I find it so inspiring and lend it out and re-read/listen to it frequently.

The overall story is about the kidnapping of a general off Crete during WW2. This story is blended in with how it was done and research into physical demands and abilities along with the history of Crete. My biggest take away from the book was to “be useful.”

If you had to grab a child and carry them to safety how far could you go? Across the room? Miles?

If you had to race to the top of a hill to save a friend, how fast could you get there?

It’s a mix of randomness that fits my lifestyle and interests, which also kind of makes it a love or hate it book. Check it out and tell me what you think.

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