Top critical review
Nowhere nearly as good as No Easy Day.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 25, 2015
I read No Easy Day, and it quickly became my favorite book in the entire genre of SEAL books I've read, which is most of them. It was really good. So maybe that's why I am more critical of No Hero. No Hero seemed more like a Navy recruiting tool than anything. It had none of the depth that No Easy Day had. The author goes on at length towards the end of the book about wanting to express in the book the intimate details of what things were like. But I felt like those details are exactly what were missing from the book.
The section on PTSD and going to a therapist should have just been left out of the book. The section offers nothing interesting, and comes off as dismissive of the very real problem PTSD poses to our vets. In the book, the author summarizes the entire subject by essentially concluding that, basically, SEALs are just tougher than other service members, and therefore PTSD is no biggie. Nothing related to the issue is addressed in any depth here.
Very disappointed in this book as a follow up to No Easy Day. I even preordered it thinking it would be really good. Not at all the case and no where on the same level as No Easy Day.