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The Right Kind of Crazy: Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout from Hell

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Clint Emerson, Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite clandestine team of covert operatives whose mission was to keep America safe by whatever means necessary. Just be happy he’s on our side.

Retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson is the only SEAL ever inducted into the
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Touchstone
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Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir, arc
Oh guys, I hate when I don’t like a book as much as everyone else does—especially when it’s written by a hardcore, badass Navy SEAL. I really thought I was going to love The Right Kind of Crazy. Author Clint Emerson also wrote the wildly popular and highly entertaining 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation. It’s amazing, and if you haven’t read it, I encourage you to go out and find it immediately!

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Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After purchasing and reading Clint Emerson's '100 Deadly Skills' books I decided to read this story of his time as a Navy SEAL and covert operative. I have to say that I was not surprised at much of what I read, but some parts of the stories changed my perceptions of special forces soldiers a little. As elite members of the military with the best training on the planet, they still have flaws and human weaknesses. Mr. Emerson brought more than a few of those issues into the light of day in this ...more
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoirs
I liked it, I did! I had to read in parts, only because I had to process it. Sometimes, look stuff up, just to double check lol, should've known better. My bubble has been burst, SEALs are human, working isn't at all glamorous, and it really does take a special skill/mindset to make/be a SEAL, I am impressed. There's not much room for emotions, it seems, life and death, split seconds, eternal waiting, switches on and off, human machines and all.
This is gritty, to the point, as much as can be
Brian West
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read

Fantastic! If you love 100 Deadly Skills (either edition) or his predecessor book Escape the Wolf, you'll have undoubtedly wondered about the SEAL behind the pages, his bio, his actual name, etc. And you mind find yourself stalking him on Instagram for entertaining content. This is Clint's story. Although several sets of genitals were harmed along the way, and you'll find the liberal use of the F bomb as a verb, adjective, and noun, it's a super great read. It might not make the
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir, non-fiction

First, Clint Emerson is a badass. He has a TRUE determination that fuels his own ego, and benefits others at the same time. Few people are capable of balancing the two.

Clint is obviously not a literary guru, so the writing isn’t exactly life changing. But his experiences ARE fascinating, and Navy Seals hold the most interesting stories, although not all good.

In my opinion Clint could hold some Sociopathic ideations, but for any successful Navy Seal this is necessary. I’m not sure I
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a free eARC of this novel in exchange for an unbiased review.
Fairly run-of-the-mill SpecOps bio. Emerson was in a Navy Seal for 21 years including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan until he moved into a more clandestine field of operations. The book tracks his time through these journeys and his growth as a warrior. There was a bit too much sodomy and masturbation humor in it for my personal tastes, but I wasn't in the service and don't really have any way to comment on the particulars of
Randal White
Excellent book by retired Navy Seal Clint Emerson. Not your average, macho, "I'm tougher than you" tale. Emerson comes across as an introspective, intelligent man who probably would have succeeded in any endeavor he attempted. Thankfully, he decided to put his talents to work to serve our country. This is an easy, fast read. Emerson keeps the story moving at a fast pace, not bogging it down with lots of unnecessary acronyms or minute detail. The book is worth reading if just for his insights ...more
Kirk L
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally a memoir written by a True Badass

This book is a page-turner. The authors entire life, from growing up in the Middle East as a hooligan, to his SEAL training, his overseas adventures as a tier one operator, to his post-military career. It’s all laid out in great detail and it is so interesting and entertaining. The author is a serious operator but also extremely funny. This author was involved in some serious shit, some top secret operations while overseas, as evidenced by the amount
Heather Bennett
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
The Right Kind of Crazy has way to much sodomy jokes in it. I appreciate all of his military service, I come from a military and law enforcement family. This book needs some editing,just because you were in the military does not mean you make a great author. He does have some interesting information in this book, it is just scattered.
Peter Banachowski
Dec 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book did not shed a good like on military personnel. He openly admits to torturing and murdering cats, stealing from friends and family, and the importance of hazing, in the fashion of having your face duct-taped to another man's privates for hours, as an important part of the military.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can’t wait to read this book! Read both of the 100 deadly skills, love the wordplay and the mindset of the author, it’s like he was talking to me. Loved it! I
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Typical "heres what I did, and let me tell you some funny stories" Navy SEAL book. Still super funny, and interesting read.
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