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It's Good to Be Gronk

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  445 ratings  ·  75 reviews
From the national bestselling author and “one of the best tight ends the game has ever seen” (New York Post), beloved NFL star and New England Patriot Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski offers you an exclusive front row seat of his life from the locker room to the VIP room.

From hamming it up at Super Bowl Media Day, to spicing up interviews with “Gronk-esque” dance moves, to cuddling
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Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Gallery/Jeter Publishing
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Patricia
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
I've been questioning what I thought I was going to find in the first place when I read this book. I didn't really expect a literary masterpiece, but it's been a while since I've read anything that sounded like it was written by a high school student. The Gronk is probably a sweetheart in person, and likely a lot of fun. I felt like testosterone was literally dripping off the pages. To be fair, I did fly through this book. But no 23-year-old should be writing a life story to begin with. I can su ...more
Stef Campbell
It's good to be Gronk is a Front row seat to the life of Gronk. I really enjoyed this book and rated it five stars. It's one thing to see a professional athlete on t.v. And you see who they are now, but thorugh the book you learn about who they were and how they grew to become the person they are. In this book I learned about Gronks career starting from when he first starte football and how he trained and trained and trained with the best trainers and doctors in the country to become the athlete ...more
Jessica
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Good quick read, loved the insight into Gronk's life on and off the field. His determination to come back after career ending injuries (3) shows you the type of hardworking person he is. Also, liked reading into his "partying" lifestyle and some of the stories he shares about partying with his brothers.
Ben Wilichoski
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book I ever read. I'm a huge fan of Gronk and I thought it was cool learning about his life. Gronk talks about his childhood, how he had to deal with injuries, And of course football. I liked how he would have a story for the Superbowls and would tell the reader what happened. I could Imagine everything because I watch all the Patriots games. My favorite part was when he was talking about the huge Superbowl win against the Seahawks that was awesome. I highly reccomend this bo ...more
Kevin Pochowski
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's Good to be Gronk is an absolutely amazing read for anybody who considers themselves to be a true sports fan. I read this book for my high school English class, and I must say it quickly became one of my favorite books. I went into the book as a football fan, but when I finished the book, I was a Gronk fan.
Gronk goes into great detail about the way that he thinks on a day to day basis about his everyday life, and how it feels to be Gronk. From the perspective which the book is written, you
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Scott Dieterle
Aug 16, 2015 rated it liked it
A quick and easy read. It was interesting reading the story of what made Gronk who he is today. From childhood to last year's Super Bowl win, Gronk demonstrated a drive to be the best athlete he could be. Also along the way he worked to be the best partier he could be as well.

I loved the message and example of his drive to overcome injuries and be the best at his position. He also talks about the strength of family and making good business choices. While there are a number of admirable things a
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Matt Montaquila
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I personally loved this book. It is a great story of the best tight end in NFL history and how he became to be it and have a great time too. Gronk grew up in what most would consider today as a warzone. He had 5 older brothers that were barbaric. All the boys in the family played any number of sports such as football, hockey, and wrestling. With a family of competitive boys it is not surprising that it helped Gronk become determined to be the best at his sport. He learned early that you had to w ...more
John Polymeros
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book because the topic interests me a lot. Gronk is one of my favorite nfl players and the patriots are my favorite team, it was interesting reading about his early life,college, family, partying and playing on the pats. He talked about his relationship with Tom Brady and bill Belichick and some other players on the patriots which i found very cool. He described the Super Bowl win and all his games leading up to it. It was also a very funny book talking about all his partying ...more
Brendan Ahern
This book is about Robert gronkowski growing and making the big leagues. It's also goes into detail about how it was growing up with three other brothers. And how his goofy antics came about. Plus how he delt with a super bowl loss and going through injuries in college and in the nfl.

I would recommend this book of you like sports and if you want a good laugh. Another reason why I would read this book is because he is the complete opposite of what you would see from a stone face patriot. This bo
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Katherine Decker
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fun read. Good for Patriots fans and other football fans. Gronk being Gronk may be more understood in New England, but this book is more than just that- it is about how to never give up on dreams, to be positive, to have fun, that hard work can pay off. Gronk is one of my favorite football players and overall a great guy. Well worth reading this quick and enjoyable book.
Lisa Stethem
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Bless his heart. I think my IQ dropped 50 points. Quick fun read. Learned some stuff about Gronk but if you think intelligence is important you might wanna bypass this book. He is adorable though.
Danielle
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is only my second year following the Patriots (and football in general). I became a fan the opening game of last year, my friend insisted I had to come watch the season opener and that I would be fan of the New England Patriots by the end of the game. I will admit, it was a tough sale at first, I've never really been a sports person, but by halftime I was having a great time. At the end of the evening, the bar we were watching the game at had a giveaway for a Gronkowski jersey and by some c ...more
Greg Kopstein
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
I wish I could give this a higher rating...

What started with Duckworth’s landmark book on grit transformed into a path through coaching and sports. I followed Grit with Pete Carroll’s book Win Forever, a testament of his years of coaching, particularly at USC and in Seattle (Seahawks). So next came this book, about Rob Gronkowski and his stellar football career.

It started off pretty well, discussing his childhood and training, none of which I had known. Then college and his party culture. It be
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Noelle
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it
This is not exactly book award material but I like Gronk and decided to read it. It's pretty much what you would expect a book about Gronk to be like. He's only 23 so it's mainly about how he came to play football in college and the NFL. Parts of it were really interesting, like how he overcame his injuries with grit and determination, how we was inspired by cancer kids and I also found his story of his contract negotiating interesting. Not sorry I read it at all. Loved Gronk before and still lo ...more
Jesse R Johnson
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read about one of the best tight ends to ever play football. I was laughing out loud when Gronk was describing some of his parties. What I really appreciate about Gronk is his work ethic. Also appreciate the way his folks raised him and his brothers as they are all successful. To come back from the injuries Gronk suffered is a thing a lot of people probably could not have done. Story was a good insight into the life of a pro football player at the highest level of the game and what it ...more
Karessa A.
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I think this book was pretty good. Since I'm a huge Pats fan I definitely enjoyed reading about Grink because it made me really understand the real reasons he retired. When you start reading it will seem like it has no real lesson and that its just Gronk being naturally good at football and partying but once you start getting in the last 75 pages you really start seeing a lesson. I recommend that anyone that loves the Patriots and really wants to learn more about the underlying reasons that Gron ...more
Sara
Jan 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: wow-crappy
It goes without saying that Gronk is a big doofus. I understand that he probably writes on a first grade level, if that. But the point of getting a ghost writer (which he did, for this book) is that you tell your story through someone who is capable of good writing. The ghost writer brought it up to MAYBE a fourth grade reading level.


I skimmed, because it was so, so bad.

I love Gronk though. I don't need him to be a good writer. I need him to make amazing catches. Go Pats!
Colby Gillis
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
this book show how and what "Gronk" AKA Rob Gronkowski had to go threw to a successful NFL football player. But more importantly it shows that he was a regular kid that just worked hard to get better at football and he didn't do it all own he had his family's and his brothers help to his road to success. I did like this book because I am a fan of the pats and I have always been more interested in sports book so that is why i pick this book and that is why i liked it.
Aaron L
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are a fan of football or if you like being entertained, this is the perfect book for you. I’ve always known of and been a fan of Gronk, and after reading his book, I have a whole different perspective on him. The way he learns his partying ways through his dad and brothers and overcomes adversity through his injuries and life choices gives me new respect for him too. After his injury, he could’ve easily given up on his dream of playing in the NFL. But he made a choice, and he battled back ...more
Tyler Sellentin
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I thought it was a great book because it balanced his football career with his personal life very well. It talked about how he caught passes in the Super Bowl and how he would party with his brothers from time to time. It also mentioned how he fought with his brothers a lot when he was younger and that made him the tough man he is today. I would like to read more books like this in the future.
Shirley
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Fun to read. He definitely has a 2 track mind, being the best tight end in history, and partying. He is a straight talker and gives credit where credit is due. Speaking louder than words he never once mentions Aaron Hernandez.
Taylor
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-to-read
Honestly, I am not a fan of his. The beginning is funny. There are sweet moments when he talks about his mom. He is hilarious to watch on TV when football season is over.
Sally
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book I couldn’t stop reading it.
Melanie McKnight
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I laughed, I cried, I had a great time.
Courtney
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love Rob Gronkowski. But damn was this very hard to push through the pages.
Dean Turcotte
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was good an easy read hearing stories being told by Gronk!
Gretchen
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As delightfully intellectual as you'd expect.
Lee Adams
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Absolutely the best book I've ever read written by a current or former New England Patriot. (Sorry, Tom. Your book is just terrible #TB12). This book is exactly what you would expect it to be.
Gary R
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the best sports story I have read but it was Informative enough to keep my interest, yes I’m a Patriots fan.
Sam W.
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not the most difficult book I've ever read. Mildly entertaining.
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