Thank You for My Service

Thank You for My Service The unapologetic laugh your ass off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for from a five tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans Members of

  • Title: Thank You for My Service
  • Author: Mat Best
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  • Page: 357
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  • The unapologetic, laugh your ass off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans Members of the military s special operations branches share a closely guarded secret They love their jobs They relish the opportunity to fight They are thankful for it, even and hop The unapologetic, laugh your ass off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans Members of the military s special operations branches share a closely guarded secret They love their jobs They relish the opportunity to fight They are thankful for it, even and hopeful that maybe, possibly, they ll also get to kill a bunch of bad guys while they re at it You don t necessarily need to thank them for their service the pleasure was all theirs.In this hilarious and personal memoir, readers ride shotgun alongside former Army Ranger, private military contractor, and social media phenomenon Mat Best, into the action and its aftermath, both abroad and at home From surviving a skin infection in the swampy armpit of America aka Columbus, Georgia to kicking down doors in the outskirts of Ramadi from blowing up a truck full of enemy combatants to witnessing the effects of a suicide bombing right in front of your face, Thank You for My Service will give readers who love America and love the good guys fresh insight into what it s really like inside the minds of the men and women on the front lines.It s also a sobering yet steadying glimpse at civilian life for veterans, after the fighting stops When the enemy becomes self doubt or despair, and you begin to wonder why anyone should be thanking you for anything, least of all your service How do you keep going when something you love turns you into somebody you hate For veterans and their friends and family, Thank You for My Service will offer comfort, in the form of a million laughs, and counsel, as a blueprint for what to do after the war ends and the real fight begins.And for civilians, this is the insider account of military life you won t find anywhere else, told with equal amounts of heart and balls It s Deadpool meets Captain America, except one went to business school and one went to therapy, and it s anyone s guess which is which Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Kindle Edition, 224 pages Published August 20th 2019 by Bantam More Details ASIN B07Q3NMVHY Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Thank You for My Service, please sign up

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story of transition personal growthI hope people who haven t been in the military give this excellent story the attention it deserves Matt is a guy who succeeds That trait is in him, despite his sharing with us the times he thought it wasn t, and over, the times it was too much so Success tends to bring success because of the lessons we must learn from the hardships that are required Most civilians get no view of this because they ve just never had to extend beyond their comfort zones, let alone be pushed beyond their their limits In that experience comes a sense of understanding between people that have been truly tested They are no longer like everyone else I laughed really hard, out loud at most of Matt s stories having been in his boots before Columbus, Georgia, Florida mud, deployments, adrenaline It was a great life, and I m thankful for the experience and Matt is too Like Matt I was angry, briefly, as I recalled my experiences paralleling his in Chapter 12 Change is hard And in the end, which is really Matt s new beginning, I was glad to see that he had exceeded in transitioning from one elite life to another RLTW flag Like see review Aug 30, 2019 sheila b molles rated it it was amazing Mat IS THE BEST Interesting and witty insight into a world that is grossly misunderstood Far too many people take for granted their freedoms and the sacrifices others have made, are making, and will continue to make for them Didn t quite understand the meaning of the title until the end of the book, and Mat explains it PERFECTLY It takes a special and unique type of person to have been able to experience these things and come out intact and with an ability to transition back to civilian l Mat IS THE BEST Interesting and witty insight into a world that is grossly misunderstood Far too many people take for granted their freedoms and the sacrifices others have made, are making, and will continue to make for them Didn t quite understand the meaning of the title until the end of the book, and Mat explains it PERFECTLY It takes a special and unique type of person to have been able to experience these things and come out intact and with an ability to transition back to civilian life I respect and applaud his and others who make it their mission to assist and support their veteran brothers and sisters I m a fan for sure and am typing this as I sip my cup of Black Rifle Coffee Just a retired cop with a love and respect for our military and first responders flag Like see review Aug 27, 2019 Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 I ve always been a huge fan of Mat Best s videos and social media I also like military biographies of badasses But this book is something different And excellent I ve read all the usual biographies of American military heroes that have been made into movies, and they re great too, don t get me wrong But they all seem to spend way too much time apologizing and justifying their existence to the civilian world This book takes a very different tone Mat is honest and unapologetiche liked wa I ve always been a huge fan of Mat Best s videos and social media I also like military biographies of badasses But this book is something different And excellent I ve read all the usual biographies of American military heroes that have been made into movies, and they re great too, don t get me wrong But they all seem to spend way too much time apologizing and justifying their existence to the civilian world This book takes a very different tone Mat is honest and unapologetiche liked war, and he was great at it His honesty is refreshing and the book is hilarious Highly recommended flag Like see review Sep 01, 2019 Stefy rated it really liked it I have to admit I bought this book not so much because I thought it was going to be interesting, but to see what crazy loud macho Mat Best had to say I unexpectedly not only enjoyed it I almost died of laughter thanks to all those very colorful analogies , but have a new found respect for this popular veteran Former ranger and redacted contractor, reveals his somewhat questionable and somewhat kickass life story in the military and the midst of war Ultimately, it s a success story of a m I have to admit I bought this book not so much because I thought it was going to be interesting, but to see what crazy loud macho Mat Best had to say I unexpectedly not only enjoyed it I almost died of laughter thanks to all those very colorful analogies , but have a new found respect for this popular veteran Former ranger and redacted contractor, reveals his somewhat questionable and somewhat kickass life story in the military and the midst of war Ultimately, it s a success story of a man who grew up in the military and was able to create a profitable brand with other veterans and for all veterans Kudos Best, keep making your fans laugh flag Like see review Aug 21, 2019 Vicki Vail rated it it was amazing Great readThoroughly enjoyed book and have barely read many special ops forces autobiographies Also, not familiar with Mat s webcasts, but watched a few after reading the book sooo typically Military Guy, funny so unPC funny as hell I think the only military people vets I worked with know who could give Mat a run for confidence pecking order of importance are Navy pilots pardon, drivers , insert eyeroll, not just SEALs Thanks for all the interesting scenarios, even if DoD Great readThoroughly enjoyed book and have barely read many special ops forces autobiographies Also, not familiar with Mat s webcasts, but watched a few after reading the book sooo typically Military Guy, funny so unPC funny as hell I think the only military people vets I worked with know who could give Mat a run for confidence pecking order of importance are Navy pilots pardon, drivers , insert eyeroll, not just SEALs Thanks for all the interesting scenarios, even if DoD forced changes Love the successful post military journey Write another book, please flag Like see review Aug 28, 2019 Shannon Randol rated it really liked it My Hubs has a man crush on the guy and I was curious to read his story.I really appreciated him talking about the transition Hell after getting out of the military It actually gave me insight into what my man was feeling during that time frame because for a long time I thought it was me and took his miserableness personal Oddly enough reading Mat s experience helped me let go of some the hurt from those years But how many times did we honestly have to read the line getting pussy lol I m My Hubs has a man crush on the guy and I was curious to read his story.I really appreciated him talking about the transition Hell after getting out of the military It actually gave me insight into what my man was feeling during that time frame because for a long time I thought it was me and took his miserableness personal Oddly enough reading Mat s experience helped me let go of some the hurt from those years But how many times did we honestly have to read the line getting pussy lol I m not the target audience, I know haha flag Like see review Aug 29, 2019 Minnea Jones rated it liked it Story started out very good and then became a little too much David Goggins and Jocko Winnick Was hoping about a book that is geared toward the civilian that seeks to better understand the humanity behind those that serve and their thoughts and experiences as they navigate through their careers Instead, there was a lot of machismo, sex, and profanity In other words, nothing new to see here.A couple of funny moments in the book though, but not quite laugh out loud.Very acerbic undertones Story started out very good and then became a little too much David Goggins and Jocko Winnick Was hoping about a book that is geared toward the civilian that seeks to better understand the humanity behind those that serve and their thoughts and experiences as they navigate through their careers Instead, there was a lot of machismo, sex, and profanity In other words, nothing new to see here.A couple of funny moments in the book though, but not quite laugh out loud.Very acerbic undertones and pretty typical military memoir flag Like see review Aug 26, 2019 Miguel Davila rated it it was amazing Great book, and definitely a must for audible Enioye hearing his stories from the military and all the humor he has throughout the book Hearing his start up and how it all came along to what he and the company is today is great I got the book and excited to have autographed for it and I also got the audible And let me tell you that you must listen to the audible he adds so much character to it When listening to it you would think your watching one of the youtube videos he does Great biogra Great book, and definitely a must for audible Enioye hearing his stories from the military and all the humor he has throughout the book Hearing his start up and how it all came along to what he and the company is today is great I got the book and excited to have autographed for it and I also got the audible And let me tell you that you must listen to the audible he adds so much character to it When listening to it you would think your watching one of the youtube videos he does Great biography and would recommend to anyone who enjoys hearing about military and comedy and just greatness flag Like see review Aug 28, 2019 Minnea Jones rated it liked it Mat Best has a casual writing style There were some enlightening moments in the book but otherwise it is a carbon copy of many others At one point, he sounded very much like David Goggins and Jocko Winnick Just a little too much hoorah and not enough substance.Didn t appreciate the political undertones and insults towards those that are not of his same philosophy That really ruined it for me flag Like see review Aug 31, 2019 Michael rated it really liked it Loves it His videos are spot on and this book mirrors the humor he displays there effortlessly One of the few to be honest about the adrenaline high of putting your life on the line and the brotherhood that is everything to those that have had a taste of being able to say I should be dead after ______ Wish the book was a slower read flag Like see review Aug 26, 2019 Amanda McReynolds rated it it was amazing Absolutely hysterical, I couldn t wait to get back to the car and listen to of this audiobook Highly recommend listening in that format as it s read by the author and makes it a completely immersive experience flag Like see review Aug 30, 2019 Brian Lassiter rated it liked it Shelves 2019, humor, non fiction This book fell just short of 4 stars for me, which is saying something I read primarily as a means of recreation and entertainment So non fiction books tend to get lower scores from me I d whole heartedly recommend this book to anyone who finds the publishers synopsis interesting flag Like see review Aug 24, 2019 Sschallr rated it really liked it review of another edition Irreverently funny filled with a soldiers humor and kind of stories that Ambrose left out of band of brothers To be honest there isn t much to take from this but a good time Good listen if you want to wallow in the dudeness that is mat best flag Like see review Sep 01, 2019 Anne De Santis Lopez rated it really liked it Mat will surprise you with his wit intelligence motivation drive and insightMakes you feel proud of our soldiers Some graphic excerpts and raw sexual humorI would support his other business ventures bc of what he represents and who he is as a patriot and soldier flag Like see review Aug 31, 2019 Gregory Acres rated it it was amazing Funny, intelligent, and uplifting What a f ing great message I am a Texan and this is the kind of patriotism we practice with our military service members, not seeing our troops as puddles of PTSD Thank you for shifting the picture flag Like see review Aug 28, 2019 Michelle Gravert rated it it was amazing This was a great read If you have ever seen Mat Best on youtube, his personality comes out in this book It is an upfront, no holding back career through the military and business owner flag Like see review Aug 24, 2019 Bob rated it it was amazing America Fuck Yeah A great book about a hero and an entrepreneur and about what it takes to survive being both Thank you for your service, Mat flag Like see review Aug 23, 2019 April rated it it was amazing I LOVED THIS BOOK flag Like see review Sep 01, 2019 Jacque rated it it was amazing This is one of the funniest books I have listened to I would definitely listen Mat does an amazing job being himself flag Like see review Aug 23, 2019 Tammi Stuhldreher rated it it was amazing One of the best books I ve read all year Highly recommend flag Like see review Aug 21, 2019 Nate Lawson rated it it was amazing Great book love it Mat best is amazing flag Like see review Aug 24, 2019 Maddie Taylor rated it it was amazing This book is in your face, hilarious, and real Mat tells his story like only he can You can feel how much love he has for fellow veterans flowing off the pages Well done flag Like see review Aug 25, 2019 Tyler Jonason rated it it was amazing Such a great book Honest, real, and down right hilarious at times flag Like see review Eric rated it it was amazing Aug 24, 2019 Aaron rated it really liked it Aug 31, 2019 William Adams rated it it was amazing Aug 23, 2019 debbie baymiller rated it liked it Aug 30, 2019 Jamie rated it it was amazing Aug 29, 2019 Teemu Suoranta rated it really liked it Sep 02, 2019 previous 1 2 3 4 5 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Nonfiction 4 users War Military Fiction 3 users Biography 2 users See top shelves About Mat Best Mat Best 13 followers Books by Mat Best More Trivia About Thank You for My No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Thank You for My There is no sense in sugarcoating it Having some weak motherfucker in your unit will get you killed 0 likes These were the forces that convinced civilians to thank us for our service on airport concourses all across America, in solemn, guilt riddled tones, like we must have been compelled, reluctantly, to sacrifice our freedom, when in fact we had proactively exercised it to enlist and do something we loved 0 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 101, 29, 12, 3, 0 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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    1. Fantastic What a fun read Thoroughly enjoyed reading Mats book This guy is a beast and his outlook on life is contagious Buy this book.


    2. Military humor in a story of transition personal growthI hope people who haven t been in the military give this excellent story the attention it deserves Matt is a guy who succeeds That trait is in him, despite his sharing with us the times he thought it wasn t, and over, the times it was too much so Success tends to bring success because of the lessons we must learn from the hardships that are required Most civilians get no view of this because they ve just never had to exten Military humor in [...]


    3. Mat IS THE BEST Interesting and witty insight into a world that is grossly misunderstood Far too many people take for granted their freedoms and the sacrifices others have made, are making, and will continue to make for them Didn t quite understand the meaning of the title until the end of the book, and Mat explains it PERFECTLY It takes a special and unique type of person to have been able to experience these things and come out intact and with an ability to transition back to civilian l Mat IS [...]


    4. I ve always been a huge fan of Mat Best s videos and social media I also like military biographies of badasses But this book is something different And excellent I ve read all the usual biographies of American military heroes that have been made into movies, and they re great too, don t get me wrong But they all seem to spend way too much time apologizing and justifying their existence to the civilian world This book takes a very different tone Mat is honest and unapologetiche liked wa I ve alwa [...]


    5. I have to admit I bought this book not so much because I thought it was going to be interesting, but to see what crazy loud macho Mat Best had to say I unexpectedly not only enjoyed it I almost died of laughter thanks to all those very colorful analogies , but have a new found respect for this popular veteran Former ranger and redacted contractor, reveals his somewhat questionable and somewhat kickass life story in the military and the midst of war Ultimately, it s a success story of a m I have [...]


    6. Great readThoroughly enjoyed book and have barely read many special ops forces autobiographies Also, not familiar with Mat s webcasts, but watched a few after reading the book sooo typically Military Guy, funny so unPC funny as hell I think the only military people vets I worked with know who could give Mat a run for confidence pecking order of importance are Navy pilots pardon, drivers , insert eyeroll, not just SEALs Thanks for all the interesting scenarios, even if DoD Great readThoroughly en [...]


    7. My Hubs has a man crush on the guy and I was curious to read his story.I really appreciated him talking about the transition Hell after getting out of the military It actually gave me insight into what my man was feeling during that time frame because for a long time I thought it was me and took his miserableness personal Oddly enough reading Mat s experience helped me let go of some the hurt from those years But how many times did we honestly have to read the line getting pussy lol I m My Hubs [...]


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