Sunday, November 17, 2013

Gunny's Rules......




As an influential member of the on-line media......

Okay, I can't keep a straight face.  Sorry about that.  Give me a moment here til I can stop laughing.

Anyway..... as a pissant gun blogger, sometimes I get asked to review things.  Gear, books, what have you.  Once in a while I do it, and I always make it clear when I'm writing about something like that.  This would be one of those times.

To be honest, I have a short stack of books here sent by publishers for read and review.  Only a few have made it the blog.  The rest..... well...... lets just say I am following Mom's advice to say nothing if I can't say anything good.

This here book by R.Lee Ermey, 'Gunny's Rules', I positively jumped on when it was offered.  I've been a fan of his work since I first saw FMJ, and the opportunity to learn a little more was too good to pass up.

In this book, the Gunny talks about life. He lays down some rules for living, and it seems targeted at young people, although there is benefit there for just about anyone. It's exactly the kind of advice I could be found giving my students, when I had such critters clogging up my days. 

The advice is interspersed with examples and stories from his own life, and dead interesting ones they are too.  Advice from the Gunny, with personal stories to illustrate?  Priceless.

Ya, I'll be keeping this one.  If you have a young one under your wing who could use a little guidance from one who's been there, done that, and kicked butt doing it.... you could do worse that putting 'Gunny's Rules' in their stocking this year.

 Gunny's Rules: How to Get Squared Away Like a Marine

1 comment:

bishopspdx said...

Thanks for reviewing Gunny's Rules!. I agree this is a good book for people in all stages of life, but perhaps particularly apropos for young people. However, it should be mentioned that the language is salty in a few places. Not a big surprise coming from a Marine DI, but parents should know this going in and decide for themselves if it's suitable for their youngsters.