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I write stuff about badasses.

The only United States Coast Guardsman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.
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“perception shapes priorities, priorities shape people”
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“We don't know much about our hero before 325 BCE-he just sort of materialized out of thin air like a face-melting UFO or a vengeful, homicidal rainbow, but apparently he had some serious beef with people in charge...”
Ben Thompson, Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live
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“It's impressive when you're such a mysterious fictional character that even avid enthusiasts are debating your existence within the mythos.”
Ben Thompson, Badass: The Birth of a Legend: Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned

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“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”
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“Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.”
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Stephen My friend, hello.


Stephen I've recommended your book to 14 people. We shall see. I live in Kentucky so I can't come to your signings. :( But I'll be there in spirit!


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Ben Thompson Indeed! Step one: add ninja picture. Step two: give my own book five stars in a blatant act of shameless self-promotion!


Stephen Yeah! Badass comes to goodreads!


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