Book Review – Can’t Hurt Me, by David Goggins


For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse coloured his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him “The Fittest (Real) Man in America.” 

In Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

Introduction from Goodreads

can't hurt me by David Goggins

Julia's Review

I rarely give a 5-star rating but this book deserves it! The audio version was completely unique in the style of presentation. If you are squeamish in any way then you may be using the fast-forward button, but boy is this guy superhuman or what?

My favourite chapter was the last section. We finally realise that David is a real human being. He understands and appreciates peace in his life and he has come to terms with his past. 

What a totally inspiring book and a fantastic read just before a new year starts.