You Are Worth It
Don Yaeger, Kyle Carpenter
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The youngest livingMedal of Honor recipient delivers anunforgettablememoir that "e;willinspire every reader(Jim Mattis)NATIONAL BESTSELLER | A Marine Commandant's Reading List selectionOn November 21, 2010, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter was posted atop a building in violent Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when an enemy grenade skittered toward Kyle and fellow Marine Nick Eufrazio. Without hesitation, Kyle chose a path of selfless heroism that few can imagine. He jumped on the grenade, saving Nick but sacrificing his own body.Kyle Carpenters heart flatlined three times while being evacuated off the battlefield in Afghanistan. Yet his spirit was unbroken. Severely wounded from head to toe, Kyle lost his right eye as well as most of his jaw. It would take dozens of surgeries and almost three years in and out of the hospital to reconstruct his body. From there, he began the process of rebuilding his life. What he has accomplished in the last nine years is extraordinary: hes come back a stronger, better, wiser person.In 2014, Kyle was awarded the nations highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his singular act of courage on that rooftop in Afghanistan, an action which had been reviewed exhaustively by the military. Kyle became the youngest living recipient of the awardand only the second living Marineso honored since Vietnam.Kyles remarkable memoir reveals a central truth that will inspire every reader:Life is worth everything weve got. It is the story of how one man became a so-called hero who willingly laid down his life for his brother-in-armsand equally, it is a story of rebirth, of how Kyle battled back from the gravest challenge to forge a life of joyful purpose.You Are Worth It is a memoir about the war in Afghanistan and Kyles heroics, and it is also a manual for living. Organized around the credos that have guided Kyles life (from Dont Hide Your Scars to Call Your Mom), the book encourages us to become our best selves in the time weve been given onearth. Above all, its about finding purpose, regardless of the hurdles that may block our way. Moving and unforgettable, You Are Worth It is an astonishing memoir from one of our most extraordinary young leaders.