Living with a SEAL - Jesse Itzler

Living with a SEAL

By Jesse Itzler

  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 458 Ratings


Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler chronicles his month of living and extreme fitness training with a Navy SEAL in the New York Times and LA Times bestseller LIVING WITH A SEAL, now with two bonus chapters.
Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. His life is about being bold and risky. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month-an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be "the toughest man on the planet"!
LIVING WITH A SEAL is like a buddy movie if it starred the Fresh Prince of Bel- Air...and Rambo. Jesse is about as easy-going as you can get. SEAL is...not. Jesse and SEAL's escapades soon produce a great friendship, and Jesse gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, LIVING WITH A SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.


  • Funny & inspirational, heartfelt, non-stop page turner.

    By Mj1500s original owner
    A funny & inspirational heartfelt story that will be a non-stop page turner. You'll be grumpy that you were interrupted during your reading. Yeah, it's that good! :D Funny: In the way the story is described. Inspirational: Makes me want to stop being a couch potato of a student. (Have patience, keep reading, there's a point to this.) -Was a couch potato w. flub. (20 lbs. to lose) -Got a job. -Became a gym rat and loved every minute of it. (Part self-motivated/part personal trainer.) -Seriously considered joining the military; I was in pretty good shape. -Joining didn't work out. -Lost job (unrelated to military). -Became a couch potato again. -Got a job (finaalllly!) -Continued couch potato mode. Long commute. (Running after a bus/train was my exercise of the day.) -Resigned from job. -Now a Master's degree student back with my 20 lbs. of flub, lots of homework and no time to exercise. (Or so I think.) Now with an important event to go to in a few months (Panic!), I want to get into shape. Thanks to this book I am seriously contemplating taking up "jogging" with a recently retired Marine Corps Drill Sergeant that I know to prepare for the event. Half of me thinks that I'm out of my mind, the other half of me thinks this'll be great (especially at the end). Or it could be a new beginning for me just like it was for the author. The author gained more than just a better bod and a faster race time. He had a mind shift. A perspective and value change that extended throughout his whole life in ALL categories. And isn't that we're all looking for? To break out of the monotony and improve ourselves? Yet to do it in an interesting way? This book has some life lessons you can learn from, some sweet and lots of crazy moments (or what seems crazy at the time.). It shows both perspectives and if you can see it from the military perspective, you'll catch on faster. Buy it. It'll be the best $10 you ever spent. And if you're lucky, the best life changing motivation you'll have.
  • Light and easy, unlike the workouts in the book

    By Tappdaddyatl
    What a great read! Very easy to get lost in-- I found myself reading for an hour when I had planned to read for 30 minutes on more than one occasion. I was sad when it was over!
  • Great read

    By Garagegorilla63
    Crazy, outrageous and inspirational. A must read for the athletic and or military type!
  • Absolutely Amazing book.

    By Victor Lofinmakin
    This book is absolutely amazing. I could not stop reading. I have been inspired beyond inspiration. As a Naval Officer, this book hits home.
  • Awesome Book

    By Sa@aa
    I don't read books, like maybe average 1 every 2 years. I couldn't put it down and read it in 2 days. I've read all the Seal books, and I also like comedy. This was both.
  • Outstanding! 100% πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’―πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    By JordanClayton
    I never write reviews but this was so good that I had to. Extremely motivational and I literally laughed so hard I cried. This was the best book I have ever read and I wish I could have SEAL as a mentor.
  • Respect

    By Maciana
    Man I tell you after reading this book it is the only one I can say that can make you laugh and strong at the same time . If your looking for something quick cheap and real about improving your workout buy this book. What I like the most is there is really no bs about it accept for working out , running and laughing . Awesome read .
  • Must-read!

    By Cdm1425
    Hilarious, heartwarming, and inspirational... Couldn't recommend this book enough!
  • Amazing

    By C4RL91
    Probably one of my favorite books I've read.
  • Groundhog Day

    By Kmacula
    Same thing every day. Was waiting for something to happen, but alas, never does. Some good messages,but this should have been a Men's Journal article, not a book. I also feel duped by all the positive reviews. No way this many people like this book.