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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review of You Have to Live Hard to be Hard

You Have to Live Hard to be Hard
One Man's Life in Special Operations
Dan Laguna
Author House 20101
ISBN  9781449081232

   This book is mainly about Dan Laguna's life while in the Special Ops. It also includes the story about the accident that caused his brother's death.
   In many ways, I am probably not the best person to give an opinion of this book. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing but respect for our men and women in uniform. I was a bit disappointed in this book because I actually thought it would encompass the lives of all involved including the author's brother who died. The cover does say one man's life in special ops; but I misconstrued the meaning of this. I actually had a difficult time finishing the book. No disrespect is intended toward Dan Laguna, but I felt like it was the story of one man tooting his own horn. The story goes on and on about all of the awards and medals that he has won. In addition, he goes into extensive details about all of his various injuries and how he continued to remain in the special ops and accomplished one amazing thing after another. I am sure there is an audience out there for this book, but unfortunately, I am not one of them. If you are into stories of the special ops, this is the book for you.
   Disclosure: I was provided a copy for review purposes.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars

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