Sometimes it takes eight years to commission in the military. Other times it takes six years to admit you were wrong. And then it might take nine years to find your fit at the CIA. These are the definitive stories of the author’s life, and these are the types of stories found in this book. The accounts, which span the globe from Baghdad to Afghanistan and from the headquarters of the CIA to the cockpit of an F-16, tell seven inspiring and motivational stories to give readers the drive to keep going in the toughest of times—what the author calls “getting after it.” Some stories might make you cry, while others may leave you wondering “Did that really happen?” Each tale contains multiple, concrete, and applicable lessons, enabling the reader to put their newly found inspiration to practical and applicable use in their own lives.
Get After It is a phenomenal memoir that will take its readers on a moving and memorable journey across the world and the reader along the way will learn many lessons from the author’s experiences which in turn will help and inspire readers from all over. The author’s story of his journey is incredible and unlike anything, I have read before. I have read a lot of memoirs as it is a genre I adore however Get After It stands out amongst the genre and is now one of my favorite memoirs of all time thanks to the sensational story and compelling literature. Never before have I been so enchanted by a memoir but the author and narrator of his own story, Parker Schaffel managed to compel me from the very start thanks to his honest and captivating writing. If you are a reader who adores memoirs then Get After It is for you as it is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life. In particular, I love memoirs with poignant themes and themes that take the reader across the world to many places because the reader is whisked away on a journey and if the author of such a biography is brilliantly descriptive about the places he and or she visits, the reader will feel as if they are right there experiencing every moment the author is. Get After It written by the extraordinary Parker Schaffel is just this type of read; it is an incredibly powerful memoir that whisks the reader away to many places. The reader thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and this was a truly stunning feeling however it was also hard because not all of Parker’s stories were easy to read because of the hard-hitting nature of them.
Get After It is a memoir, and in his book, Parker will share seven stories which are seven moments from his life. During these moments he learned a great deal and so he shares his stories with his readers so that readers can apply the life lessons learned by Parker, to their own life. There are seven stories shared by Parker; however, I adored two the most. One of them is about Parker’s journey to Afghanistan on behalf of the CIA, and it is here that he ‘damanged friendships’ and ‘severed partnerships.’ I believe that this story will touch many readers especially those who are struggling with their working environment, so I admire Parker for sharing it with his readers.
The other story I adored was one where he describes how difficult it was to learn Arabic. Learning any language is hard and so to read a story about somebody learning, despite the odds being against them, is incredibly inspirational to me and will motivate any reader to accomplish what they want to in life.
Parker Shaffel is an incredible man who I admire so much, there is much I admire about Parker, but one of the core attributes I admire about him is the fact that he has told his story. Literature is an art form, and it is there for stories to be told and shared, and stories like Parker’s should definitely be shared thanks to the inspiring nature of it. Parker flawlessly narrates his story in a brazen, honest and inspiring way, the journey is tough at times, especially when the reader reads of Parker’s hard experiences but mostly the story is inspiring because it shows us, readers, that anything can happen as long as you have the will and determination.
The profoundness in Get After It is sensational and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Parker effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in his readers as well as compel them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Get After It at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; his incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how he was able to do this. As well as Parker writing his story in an incredibly compelling way, he also is excellent at describing the settings and places in this book.
As Get After It is a remarkable, memorable and compelling piece of nonfiction I am going to award this book five stars! If you are a reader who adores memoirs then do read this book as the story between its pages will entertain you for many days and nights. Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and also keep an eye out for my spotlight for the author which will be live soon!
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