• Scars and Stripes

  • An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself
  • By: Tim Kennedy, Nick Palmisciano
  • Narrated by: Tim Kennedy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (9,545 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 toward unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.

©2022 TK Operations Consultants Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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First review!!!

Been waiting a long time for this. Been a big Tim Kennedy fan for a long time. He’s a true American hero. Thanks for sharing your story. Strongly recommend!!!

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Absolutely Amazing

This book lets you into Tim's life from growing up to him going down range and everything in between. I learned a lot about him I had no idea about. This book's honesty restored my motivation just by seeing how no matter what happened in his life he always kept going, I had lost that after leaving the military, but now it's back thanks to Tim and Nick. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling or just feeling burnt out. This book is on par with Kyle Carpenter's book in my honest opinion.

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Simply amazing!!!!

Tim kennedy and Nick Palmisciano wrote an incredible book. Both Inspiring and heartwarming, and tear jerking at times. Captivating journey through an American hero’s life! This is in my top 5 non-fiction books I’ve ever read/listened to! I can’t recommend this book enough

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A little deeper insight to the Tim Kennedy legacy.

I feel the story was well written and told well. There are some holes and some parts I wish where more detailed, but he is talking about his missions. It is narratwd by Tim Kennedy and he is entertaining. Overall, if you like TK you will enjoy this book. Energy, Heartache, Triumph, and and a love story for humanity. Looking forward to the next book 20 years from now.

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Epically AMERICAN

This is a great book of good ol American bravery and self sacrifice and growth on multiple levels!

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Punch you in the face truth.

Great book, awesome stories, lessons learned. The book brought me back to Iraq, I felt like I was right back in the sun breathing in diesel. I feel like I need a break from hearing any foul language for awhile so I don’t fall back into cussing, but other than that fantastic book, just wouldn’t recommend it to my grandparents haha

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Love this book!

I’ve been waiting months for this book and it has been so worth the wait! Love that Tim is narrating and I’ve been obsessed listening intently. Such a great story teller and I don’t want the stories to end! Thank you Tim

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Great book and a good read.

While I have never written a book review before, I feel compelled to write this one. It's worth the read; Tim has led an interesting life, to say the least. This book will make you smile and also shed a tear or two.

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Awesome book

This was a fantastic book!!!
Thanks for all you do sir! I will recommend this to everyone!

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Story of American hero

This man is a true American. He’s done so many things for this country but his greatest accomplishment is sharing his hardships with everyone. Success is meaningless without the failures as lessons. Great book!

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