From American Grit co-star, former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tee Marie Hanible comes the story of how she became a warrior...and how you can do it, too.
In The Warrior Code, entrepreneur, philanthropist, reality star, and retired Gunnery Sergeant Tee Marie Hanible serves up eleven principles to awaken your inner badass and thrive in the face of adversity.
After surviving the death of her father, enduring foster care, and being expelled from school, Tee joined military reform school, where she began uncovering her inner warrior. As part of one of the first female classes of recruits to complete the Marine Corps Crucible and the Marine Combat Training, and as the only woman to deploy with her unit to Iraq in 2003, Tee tested her mettle and learned the key to becoming an unbreakable woman.
With insightful honesty and wisdom, and set against the backdrop of Tee’s life, The Warrior Code will help you understand that things can beat us back from realizing our true potential...but the key is finding the way to realize one’s own innate strength.
Hanible, a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and military expert on the TV show American Grit, examines her upbringing on Chicago's South Side and gives readers advice on rising to be their best in her spirited debut. Expelled from high school at 16 for stealing and pulling a fire alarm, Hanible changed after being introduced to the rigors of a military reform school. The school, she writes, kept her out of trouble and led her to the Marines; she deployed to Iraq in 2003. Reflecting on her years of military service, Hanible encourages readers to build healthy habits and achieve ambitions ("no one is born a warrior") through 11 commands, such as "get some grit" and "give a helping hand," culminating with the need for self-care. Hanible dispenses sage advice throughout, including the suggestion to mentor, which provides guidance to youth and can help even a mentor as a means of self-reflection. Also included are charts for tracking goals and journaling exercises for deliberation. Readers who have seen Hanible on TV or who are willing to commit to a regimented program of self-betterment will find this forceful book useful.