[Autographed] Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself
AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all-around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself.
Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and UFC headliner, has tackled a bull with his bare hands, jumped out of airplanes, dove to the depths of the ocean, and traveled the world hunting poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban.
But he’s also the same man who got kicked out of the police department, fire department, and as an EMT, before getting two women pregnant four days apart, and finally, been beaten up by his Special Forces colleagues for, quite simply, “being a selfish asshole.”
In Scars and Stripes, Kennedy describes how these failures shaped him into the successful businessman and devoted husband and father he is today. Through unbelievably vivid, wild anecdotes Kennedy reveals all the dumb, violent, embarrassing, and undeniably heroic things he’s done in his life, including multiple combat missions in Afghanistan, building a school in Texas for elementary kids, and creating two-multimillion-dollar businesses. You will learn that failure isn’t the end—rather it’s the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.
Publisher: Atria Books (June 07, 2022)
Length: 384 pages
I was hooked at the introduction. It’s a good read and it’s hard to put down.
Love it! Can’t wait to give it to my husband for Christmas!
It has been a long time since I read a memoir and this was the perfect one to start with again. I felt like I was with Tim as he relived the stories he told and it made me tired! LOL
Tim has lived life on steroids (metaphorically speaking). He doesn't do anything less than a 150% percent. What really shows through it all however is the heart of the warrior. I've only met Tim once in my life, but after reading this, I feel like I've known him for a long time! Great guy, great story, great read!
I've read about 15 books this year, and this has been by far my favorite. The writing style is very interesting and engaging. I purchased this with the only intent to be to support and then listen to on audible but decided I'd read the first few pages and can't put it down.
Tim Kennedy=Gold standard. Thank you.
The book is well written and will keep you wanting to read more. Tim does a great job sharing his experiences and taking us through his journey. Every one can learn something from Tim’s hardships. Worth every penny!
Mr. Kennedy is a wonderful story teller. A lot of lessons can be learned from his book.
Great read. Amazing stories.
I had already purchased and listened to the audiobook version but when the opportunity to purchase the autographed hard cover version presented itself, I had to jump on it. Tim Kennedy is an excellent example of an American warrior. Thank you for your your service and keeping us safe. Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served.
Tim's the man! Autographed as promised.
Can’t wait to read it.
My husband and I love Tim. The book showed up quickly. We were excited to receive it .
An incredible inspiring story worth the read.
Tim is a great American! The stories he tells give great insight into the world of the SFG community. Tim Kennedy is a champ!
The second I picked this book up it was hard to put it down. It was awesome, so awesome I have recommended quite a few of my buddies to pick up a copy.
I purchased this for my Marine son! He is an avid reader and loves all things Guns, freedom and Tim Kennedy! Semper Fi!
Just started reading the book. From the comments on social media and more. Being retired soldier Veteran myself I think the book will bring a different adventure approach. Stoked I got the book and 2 extraordinary guys shared to the world.
Great book, Tim Kennedy is a true American hero.
I loved the book! It was like having a conversation with a friend. Tim has led an interesting and crazy life and he is an inspiration. We all need to have a little bit of that fighter in us. Thank you for sharing your story.
Must read if you're a fan of being an American... hell if you're a man at all you should read this .
Tim and Nick did a fantastic job on this book. It was really interesting and exciting to read about Tim's adventures from childhood to today. This guy has overcome some crazy hardships and challenges. Tim's a true American Warrior and as a fellow U.S. Veteran I am proud to call him a Brother in Arms. If you want a great read that is hard to put down this is it! Hoping Tim runs for Office sometime down the road!
This will make you laugh, cringe, and have the eye sweats all in a matter of 2 pages the whole way through.
I can’t put it down. Made everyone jealous by having it. Great writing. First hand experience.
A book... A must!
A sincere thank you from a former Army SF operator, these days as LE.
From Portugal, Europe
Tim Kennedy's journey, Scars and Stripes, definitely incorporates the good, bad and ugly into this authentic and definite page turning read. Highly recommend!
This book definitely taught me very important lessons and changed the way I looked at certain things. Very grateful too have had this book autograph from a legend .
This book is a great read, I am not a big reader but this hands down has to be one of the best books I’ve read. For most any born protector you get hooked on the relation to Tim and his mindset. I hight recommend for sheepdogs.
Quick delivery, next up on my trading list!
Quick shipping! Item in great condition, well worth it!
Great all around.
My wife and I both loved Mr. Kennedy’s book. We’re both pretty avid readers and we read a lot of memoirs, but Scars and Stripes is honestly one of the best memoirs either of us have read. I look forward to re-reading it several times.
Hands down one of the best books I have ever read, I highly recommend it!!
Best book I’ve ever read!
Probably my favorite book I've ever read. Now reading for the second time!
Wow. I had heard a lot of the stories before from podcasts and such but the rawness is awesome. Proud of our military brothers and sister committed to such a high calling.
Pål Magnus B.
Seriously one of the better books i have ever read. I laughed, i cried and i could not stop reading. What a legend! I Come from Norway, and i am proud of it, but sometimes reading this i want to be from Texas, USA. I have made many of the same mistakes as Tim too, so i can identify, plus find sorrow in that he does it much Worse sometimes. I respect this man so much! And his friends and collegues. 6/6 book!
After listening to the audiobook, I knew I wanted to have a copy of the book to read and re-read. It is one of the best and most authentic autobiographies I have ever read. I am not a huge follower of MMA but I love reading about our military. After reading it, I am a huge Tim Kennedy fan. So, of course, I did a search for "Scars and Stripes signed copy" and was pleasantly surprised that such a thing is available and at a reasonable price. It's magnificent and carefully stored away and protect to pass down to my son. Of course, if I ever have the opportunity to meet Mr. Kennedy, at Sheepdog Defense or anywhere else, I'll probably have yet another copy and ask for a more personalized signature if at all possible.
I respect everything Tim Kennedy stands for!!!
Amazing…AMAZING book. Hearing old stories about Gold Country Casino and fights back in the old days of NorCal. This is a real hero! I wish I did 1/128 of what he accomplished in the military.
Best book I have ever read. Got the audio book as well and can’t think Tim and the rest of the people involved in making this happen enough.
it’s given me a deeper understanding of your courage, commitment and brotherhood.
Excellent book, so much too learn from it.
100% accurate of our generation (80's, 90's and 2000's) grew up.
No cellphones, no social media, adventure, fights, and teenager craziness. I hope Generation Z youngsters get the opportunity to read this excellent book.
Live your way and get your dreams come true.
Failing is best recipe for success.
Good shit. I can relate to a few hardships
Excellent book! Thanks, Tim and Nick!
This book is such a fun and easy read. The stories are great and riveting. I cannot recommend it enough.
J B B.
I Listened to book on audible. Even though I’m not into martial arts, it was still interesting. Incidents while Serving as Army green beret kept me on edge of seat.
Bought autographed hard copy for fellow Officers birthday. It’s a good read!
BTW, Tim Kennedy’s life exceeds a cats “9 lives”. Thanks for doing book. #
Unbelievable courage , heartbreaking trials and tribulation ....wicked good read
The book shipped fast and was well packaged. Tim's story is deeply engaging, entertaining and touching. From his boyhood in SLO, CA to his MMA training and then the attainment of the coveted Green Beret, his is the quintessential story of everything that makes Americans and America so strong and inspiring. Tim details his obstinacy and failures with just as much vivid detail as all of his achievements.
This current tail-spinning generation would be well-served by reading this book. Chuck Liddell's quote on the book jacket is hilarious too.
I listened to the audiobook and ordered the hardback, signed copy for my son who had just graduated ranger school. By far one of the most captivating books either of us had read in years.
Amazing life accounts of a truly battle hardened, American patriot! Inspirational, motivational, and emotional. Thank you for sharing your story!!
I'm throught yet but what I've read I love.
Great, well written book
The book is amazing. Lots of lessons to be learned in there.
I don’t read books and I read it all and loved it.
In a world that is changing so rapidly and maybe not always for the good, it is heartening to know there are still people in America like Tim Kennedy and the people with whom he served. This book was smart, full of heart, and engaging. I couldn't put it down. When I really love a book, I will go back and buy a signed copy when available. This was one of those rare times. I was honored to add it to my collection.
Great book by a hero is our heart.
So far so good! Haven't read the whole book but so far it's great. I've laughed out loud on numerous occasions!!!
10 out of 10, great book! Tim is the most interesting man on earth.
Amazing book by Amazing authors!
Just finished the audiobook. You will especially love this book if you were prior military, First responder (LEO, FD, EMS), Martial Arts practitioner, MMA fan, or just an alpha male. But I can’t see anyone not liking this book tbh.
He’s pretty raw with his story growing up, past failures/accomplishments from personal life, military/SF career, MMA fighting, sex trafficking stings, Afghanistan pullout rescues.
It’s probably one of the best military/vet books that doesn’t come off overboard cocky and lame. It’s very humbly told. So glad he chose to read the book himself in the audiobook instead of hiring someone else. For some people it’s better to have someone else read your book, but this wasn’t the case. He did it very well. Liked it so much I bought the hard copy. Highly recommend y’all give it a read or listen.
Friggign book is insane!
Just kinda bummed I didnt get a signed book plate. Oh well.
Got Tim’s new book & I’m only a chapter in but LOVE the book so far. Cannot wait to dig in more & read it.
Scott C. B.
Have not finished it yet, but a very good read keeps you in the fight.
I was really happy with the speed in which the product arrived. Even happier to be supporting Tim Kennedy and what he stands for. Excited to read the book and pass it around to be read by friends and family!
This book is a beautiful, honest, heartfelt biography. I couldn’t put it down. At times funny while at other times heart and gut wrenching. We occasionally hear about ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things, well, here you have it. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Good luck and God Bless!
great respect for Tim and enjoyed Protector 1 through Sheepdog Response.
Fun read! God bless terrorists hunters!
Great book, great American! Inspiring to say the least.
Highly motivating and a must read
Ordered several days ago and looking forward to reading it. On Sheepdog response website, it stated ot would be “Autographed”. Just now received it, and to my disappointment it is not Autographed.
Unfortunately, item was sent to my old address as I have moved. Entirely my fault. New owner never contacted me. Soon to order a new one.
Love it!! Great book! Such good stories!
Enjoyed the book so much. My only problem was I pre-ordered and thought it would be autographed.
I preordered Scars and Stripes. Communication was great. Great book!
amazing book by an amazing man
Without a doubt the best military memoir I have ever read. Vulnerable. Truthful. Transparent. Powerful and compelling storytelling. I was completely caught off guard. I went into this book with expectations of typical tough guy talk. Completely blown away.
Tim is a true patriot that loves America and the people of America.