Tagged: Forrest Griffin

Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down

Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse by Forrest Griffin and Erich Krauss, 3/5

be ready when the shit goes down back cover forrest griffin erich krauss be ready when the shit goes down forrest griffin erich kraussThis book is extremely crude and full of hilariously bad advice, but is also somehow endearingly funny.  Definitely not a book you’d want to read in public or, for that matter, send your mom and little sister to pick up for you at the library (true story)…

[Why I read it: I enjoyed Griffin’s other book Got Fight.]

 

Got Fight?

got fight forrest griffinGot Fight? The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat by Forrest Griffin, with Erich Krauss, 4/5

This in-your-face manliness manifesto was much, much funnier than the front cover lead me to expect, what with its bashed-up author and stupid title (to which Griffin vociferously objected, to his credit).  What it is: an R-rated, surprisingly witty, expletive-filled, laugh-inducing series of ramblings that are mostly centered on martial arts and dubious advice about being a Man.  What it is not: a martial arts how-to guide or factual account of Griffin’s MMA experience.

[Why I read it: I love MMA and pounced on this after my dad picked it up at the thriftstore.]