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Fast N' Loud: Blood, Sweat and Beers Paperback – May 31, 2016 by Richard Rawlings (Author)

This book was a fun read. I didn’t expect a business book, or a deep tail of the human condition. But what I did get was a pretty interesting understanding on where Richard Rawlings came from and how approaches business. It’s open, honest, and overall it leaves you feeling like you would have a beer with him. He never tries to pass himself off as something he is not, and gives credit where credit is due. I really do recommend this book. By the way, there is some business sense in the book as well. Check it out!

From the Back Cover “We turn rust into gold. We make it fast and loud . . .”Richard Rawlings’ road to the top has been full of dangerous twists and hilarious turns. From getting shot defending his beloved 1965 Mustang fastback from carjackers, to blowing out of town Fear and Loathing style in his youth, to eventually founding Gas Monkey Garage and starring in Discovery’s hit automotive-restoration series Fast N’ Loud, Rawlings has got some stories to tell.With never-before-seen photos of his childhood and shots from fan-favorite episodes, Rawlings shares the story of his rise to success, his show, and the automotive know-how that has made him famous.He begins with his own story then heads into Fast N’ Loud, the series, sharing new details on everything from the toughest builds to run-ins with his most die-hard fans, along with travel and auto shop anecdotes featuring Aaron Kaufman and the rest of the Gas Monkey gang. He finishes with a handy guide for classic and antique car enthusiasts that includes insider tricks of the trade.So get ready to rev up with Rawlings and the crew of Gas Monkey Garage.


Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat and Beers Paperback – May 31, 2016 by Richard Rawlings (Author) Review

BLOOD SWEAT AND BEERS IS A great "tell all" by Richard Rawlings! For those, like myself, that really enjoy Richard’s Monday night show on DISCOVERY, "Fast and Loud" the back story of Richard’s life in this candid auto biography is truly very interesting!Some of the items I never would have imagined in the days, months and years leading up to GAS MONKEY GARAGE and the success of FAST AND LOUD!Richard appears to be the genuine deal and what you see is what you get and his book comes across just as authentic as he is!He definitely is a workaholic that knows how to both work hard and play hard evidenced even more so by some of the cool stories he tells us in his book!Definetly enjoyed the book and will enjoy the show going forward that much more!Richard Rawlings is truly a self made man and I wish him, Aaron his Mechanic extraordinaire and everyone on his crew the very best of luck, well wishes and good fortune! -Read Reviews-

As a huge fan of the show Fast and Loud, I have always liked Richard Rawlings. His personality is so big, as is his motivation and drive. My favorite part was about his early life before his TV show. I think the beginning of the book was better than the end. It was excellent to read about how he became successful over the years and the story of his relationship with his wife. It was truly a story of a self made man, who is charming, motivated and who had a little luck. The last part of the book he’s giving advice on how to flip cars, and he kind of came off as bragging about how great he is. I wish he could have been a little more humble. He has an excellent success story, but he ended up sounded a little more self absorbed than I had expected. I did enjoy the peek into his early life/career, and learning more about Aaron. But, the book could have wrapped up before he started trying to train the amateur car flipper to be like him.

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