You are worth it : building a life worth fighting for
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 5 copies|
The youngest living Medal of Honor recipient delivers an unforgettable memoir that "will inspire every reader" (Jim Mattis)
NATIONAL BESTSELLER: A USA Today, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly bestseller
On November 21, 2010, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter was posted atop a building in violent Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when an enemy grenade skittered toward Kyle and fellow Marine Nick Eufrazio. Without hesitation, Kyle chose a path of selfless heroism that few can imagine. He jumped on the grenade, saving Nick but sacrificing himself.
One of the year's most anticipated books, Kyle's remarkable memoir reveals a central truth that will inspire every reader: Life is worth everything we've got. It is the story of how one man became a so-called hero who willingly laid down his life for his brother-in-arms--and equally, it is a story of rebirth, of how Kyle battled back from the gravest challenge to forge a life of joyful purpose.
Kyle Carpenter's heart flatlined three times while being evacuated off the battlefield in Afghanistan. Yet his spirit was unbroken. Severely wounded from head to toe, Kyle lost his right eye as well as most of his jaw. It would take dozens of surgeries and almost three years in and out of the hospital to reconstruct his body. From there, he began the process of rebuilding his life. What he has accomplished in the last nine years is extraordinary: he's come back a stronger, better, wiser person.
In 2014, Kyle was awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his "singular act of courage" on that rooftop in Afghanistan, an action which had been reviewed exhaustively by the military. Kyle became the youngest living recipient of the award-and only the second living Marine so honored since Vietnam.
You Are Worth It is a memoir about the war in Afghanistan and Kyle's heroics, and it is also a manual for living. Organized around the credos that have guided Kyle's life (from "Don't Hide Your Scars" to "Call Your Mom"), the book encourages us to become our best selves in the time we've been given on earth. Above all, it's about finding purpose, regardless of the hurdles that may block our way.
Moving and unforgettable, You Are Worth It is an astonishing memoir from one of our most extraordinary young leaders.
ContentsIntroduction: You are worth it
It starts at home
Hard work pays off
Keep your promises
to others and to yourself
Lead with action
Someone else's shoes
Call your mom
Find the joy
It starts at home (again)
The past truly is the past
Don't hide your scars
Know your worth
You're going to fail... and that's okay
You are more than your ribbon rack or résumé
Say thank you
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Afghan War, 2001- -- Biography.
Marines -- United States -- Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Casualties -- United States.
Medal of Honor -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :2019
viii, 308 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm