"Make Your Bed" does a fine job condensing the Admiral's
lessons and relating them to fantastic events the Admiral
describes in more detail. I especially found the author's
interpretations of the Admiral's writing style to be insightful. The
first three chapters give the reader a broad sense of who the
Admiral is, as well as an introduction to his rigid can-do
philosophy. From there, the Admiral explores lessons learned in
Iraq, from the Navy Seals, and even Saddam Hussein. One of the
highlights is when the Admiral relays a hilarious anecdote about a
Navy Seal punishment called a “sugar cookie” (which I won't spoil
here), and proceeds to tie the story into a moral about picking
yourself up after you've been knocked do
"Make Your Bed," is a thrilling look at the thirty-seven-year
career of a Navy Seal. The book is an autobiography that looks
back on the life lessons learned by it’s author, Admiral William H.
McRaven. It does a good job of highlighting aspects of a life and
career that may interest readers who may otherwise not be
attracted to material about a Navy Seal.
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"I loved the Admiral's commencement address with the same
title. A practical guide to the things that will develop your
character and moral value. This seems to have gone the wayside
since Generation X - glad to see it hasn't completely disappeared.
I bought the book for me - not kids or grand kids. It's an echo of
the values I was taught as a child; a reminder; a goalpost, and a
supporting voice that encourages me to be the best I can be."
"Should be read by every leader in America... [MAKE YOUR
BED] is a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to
become everything that they can. It is a book to discuss with
your executive leadership team as a spur to meeting shared
goals. Most of all, it is a book that will leave you with tears in your
eyes."—Wall Street Journal
"Inspiring and informative -- I highly recommend it!" *****—
"Fast read, common sense and great observations made about
life when most of us are just plodding along. I will be reading it
"This is one of the best book that I have read since Author R.A.
Clark's book "When God Stopped Keeping Score." Just like
"Keeping Score," it won't take you long to read this book, but I
guarantee that it will have you thinking long after you put it
down. It is a powerful guide to live by. I highly recommend that
you buy both books." *****__Anonymous
About the Author
Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy
Retired) served with great distinction in
the Navy. In his thirty-seven years as a
Navy SEAL, he commanded at every
level. As a Four-Star Admiral, his final
assignment was as Commander of all U.S.
Special Operations Forces. He is now
Chancellor of the University of Texas