Review From User :
Dan Crenshaw is a force to be reckoned with, and his first (first of many, I hope) book, Fortitude: Resilience in the Age of Outrage, is a call to action for America. I was just halfway through it when I started gifting copies to friends and family - it's that good.
And potentially that life - and nation - changing.
A former Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander, decorated war veteran, elder millennial and current congressman from Texas, Crenshaw brings the full weight of research, mental toughness training, experience and insight to the problem of mental softness is America.
"We aren't acting the way we are supposed to. We mock virtue, without considering how it's abandonment accelerates our moral decay. We aren't acting as a culture that is mature or enlightened or educated, we aren't acting worthy of this beautiful country and the political system we inherited from our revolutionary ancestors. Rather, we don a mantle of fragility, of anger, of childishness, and are utterly shameless in doing so."
Crenshaw calls it out - all of it. Then methodically and engagingly and unflinchingly lays down a path forward.
Fortitude: Resilience in the Age of Outrage draws deeply from Crenshaw's military background, making visceral and real the need for mental stillness and heroes, for doing hard things and being 100% committed - for fortitude.
But this isn't all SEAL bravado. Crenshaw pulls in solid research and scholarship, historical context and uniquely American proof to back up his claims that we can and should - we need to - denounce the softness of our current outrage culture and fully embrace the mental toughness which has always made America great.
Dan Crenshaw has a brilliant mind, and it's fully on display as he demands, cajoles, shames and inspires us all to do better and be better.
Fortitude: Resilience in the Age of Outrage is more than a simple self help book, and more than a great story about overcoming hardship. It is a powerful manifesto for change in each of us, in our families and communities, in the way we act act and react in real life and online, and in our great nation.
Fortitude: Resilience in the Age of Outrage is a book for the times, and Dan Crenshaw is a voice for of reason and confidence and incredible hope - a powerful role model for a nation sorely in need of heroes.
I feel the need to thank him for caring enough about America to speak out. Does that make me a fan girl
If I haven't already gifted you a copy of this book, get one for yourself. You'll want to thank the author, too.
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