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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Terry Crews is a former model (Old Spice) and NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, . From NFL player turned film and TV star Terry Crews comes a wise and warmhearted memoir chronicling his Manhood by Terry Crews Buy the Ebook. Read Manhood PDF - How to Be a Better Man-or Just Live with One by Terry Crews Zinc Ink | From NFL player turned film and TV star Terry.
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No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. He also focuses on the less interesting aspects of his life overall. Oh well, you go Terry Crews, no misguided memoir will make me stop digging you. Oct 19, Christine rated it liked it.
I wanted to enjoy it. In the first couple of chapters I thought I might. I ended up being more intrigued by the strength his wife has and in the details behind the NFL practice squad politics.
I like him as an actor but I don't find tons of inspiration from him as an author. I'm not sure without his "break" he really would have much to say Jun 17, Johnzie Kim rated it it was amazing. Terry deserves all the success he has and he shares important lessons persistence and willpower. His wife sounds like an incredible person. She really hung in there for Terry through his volatile journey and encouraged him at his darkest hours.
Oct 20, Mike Krone rated it really liked it. Inspiring how much strength it took Terry Crews to admit his weaknesses as a man and his addictions and rise up to be the man he is today.
Goes to show even the famous have battle to be fought and with the faith of God behind you can overcome anything. Not at all what I was looking for. Just a celebrity memoir.
It was entertaining enough but didn't feel like anything special. Mar 06, Hester rated it liked it Shelves: I was told that it was a series of essays on toxic masculinity, and that this book is part of why everyone wants to interview Terry Crews post Metoo.
It is a no holds barred, specific memoir. There is no way that it was ghost written. There aren't any throwaway sentences in this book, and each one reveals something personal.
It starts with his abusive childhood in Flint. His parents are not monsters; he loves them dearly. But he 3. But he is his mother's second child, and she had him at His father is an alcoholic. Their behavior was monstrous, and he shows how those difficult beginnings gave him both the character traits that made him a success, and the psychological damage that undermined him for much of his life. Much of the damage was tied up in ideas of what it means to be a man.
It is clear that Mr. Crews is an intense man, who throws himself wholeheartedly into everything he does. He has started therapy, and is working on emotional awareness. As a result, he has looked back on his life, and is trying to work out how he became who he is. He does not hide his flaws--if anything, they are the focus of his work. He includes his financial irresponsibility and controlling behavior towards his wife, but he does not mention the Old Spice commercials.
I don't think I would have enjoyed young Terry, but I think that, for that very reason, this book will be useful to lots of people. His comments on hypocrisy and double lives are something that I have heard from adult children who grew up in abusive families. It would probably help them to hear the way he says it. I don't know if he meant it this way, but our country does not come out very well in the book.
Crews is an intelligent, focused man with an intense work ethic. I don't think that he is someone you just chill with. He is a talented artist, and majored in art. He still paints. When he moved to Hollywood, he thought that he would work behind the scenes, as a writer or animator. He was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" at his high school, and he still thought that his only way to college was via football.
He couldn't get a scholarship any other way. He was told that there was no reason for him to apply to his state flagship school. Somehow, our society sent the message that he was not wanted for his mind or intellectual talents.
That is our failing. Also, he was physically hungry long after becoming a household name. Yes, he was bad with money, he has a huge family, and he has a physically demanding workout schedule that would make him hungrier.
I noticed that when he was a security guard, lunch consisted of a sandwich and a power bar, while he was working 12 hour shifts. He later says how good it was to work on set, where they fed him good food. He had been going hungry, so that his wife and child would get enough.
What does this say about us? I think I was expecting a bit of a different book, having heard about it during Terry's interview led by Trevor Noah. It's more a memoir than a book on non-toxic masculinity I was expecting.
Still while I don't think I'm the target audience not being a man and while Terry's experience is heavily influenced by his faith I am not Christian, so some of the compounding guilt he's facing, I simply do not get.
This I think I was expecting a bit of a different book, having heard about it during Terry's interview led by Trevor Noah. This is a story of success, but also of harshness, or abuse, of near misses and more luck that the author himself says, he deserved at some of these times. And incredible patience of his wife. What you take away from the book is yours, I like this whole idea of trying to re-frame your experiences as they happen to make them less bleak.
Trying to turn the situation that frustrates us or makes us miserable, by first and foremost trying to have a more positive approach. It sounds simplistic, and obviously has its limits I'd never recommend it for dangerous or abusive situations but the way TC recounts his experience with it, as well as some things that happened in my life, make this a solution I might try to employ more for myself.
At the end of the day, props to Terry for being his sunny, evolving self, seeing his faults as a human being and a man, and trying not only grow, but also help others to do so.
It might help coming into the book, to know Terry as he is now- from 'Brooklyn 99', his amazing interview by Trevor Noah, and some others, and to know he was one of the first men to come forward about their own MeToo experiences. Real life current Terry seems like a wonderful human being, that works hard to show men and women that you can be a successful man and not participate in toxic masculinity.
In-book-young Terry was not there yet, and it is quite a ride of silliness, posturing and pure luck at times, to get us to the present. Buckle up, and read though, because as cringe-worthy as some of younger! Terry behaviours are, we have ether all been there, or know people, or specifically men who have. Mar 18, Rabid Reader rated it really liked it.
I've always enjoyed every movie and TV show that had Terry Crews in the cast. He is such an outstanding comedic performer! After finishing this book, I now have such a huge amount of respect for him. It takes a real man to own up to his shortcomings, acknowledge them, confront them, then try his best to improve himself. It takes an even bigger man to publicly disclose his past troubles in the hope that his experience will help others.
While reading this book, I was frequently reminded of the Ber I've always enjoyed every movie and TV show that had Terry Crews in the cast. While reading this book, I was frequently reminded of the Berenstain Bears book series for kids as the Papa Bear is constantly showing by example to his son what not to do. This book is full of such "Aww Terry! I can't judge! Instead, I applaud Terry for making the tough life choices.
He is also a very lucky man indeed to have patient Rebecca by his side for decades. Thank you Terry for the laughs you elicit on screen and for your open honest candor in this book!
I wish much peaceful happiness for you and your family! I recently listened to Tim Ferriss interview Terry Crews on his podcast and loved the interview. Then I saw a snippet from Jimmy Fallon where Terry said that he gets his energy from gratitude.
I wanted to hear more of the insight that he could share, as I'm personally struggling with my own definition of manhood and probably the third phase of personal discovery and development in my own life.
Then I saw his book on sale on Amazon and snatched it up! I suppose I was expecting a bit more of what I I recently listened to Tim Ferriss interview Terry Crews on his podcast and loved the interview.
I suppose I was expecting a bit more of what I got from the interviews, principles of good living mixed with a few anecdotes to hammer the points home.
Instead, it's an autobiography and moral inventory with a sum-up chapter at the end that talks about how his life changed in the last few years and how big of a blessing that was. I appreciate that honesty is a key to his happiness. Honestly, I enjoyed this book, because I enjoy Terry, but I don't see any reason to read this book again or recommend it to others.
Jul 11, Marcia Van Camp rated it really liked it. I had no idea that he came from such a rough home and it was really sad to read about. I admire him for being so open about his flaws, that is really courageous and I hope others can follow his example to be humble enough to change.
That being said, I think it would really hard for your family to have so much of their private life exposed like that. I thought a larger portion of the book was going to be devoted to advice on how to be a good man, but it was really just the last chapter. The book was more of an autobiography than I expected, which was fine, but a few more chapters on how to be man would have been great, since that is the title of the book.
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