This book is an intellectual tour de force. Just kidding. It is kind of entertaining though.
As most football fans know Rob Gronkowski is the fun loving tight end for the New England Patriots who gets a lot of hype for being a great football player and being a legendary partier. Here he tells a little bit about himself and his now infamous family of Gronks.
The first part of the book is about growing up with three older brothers (one younger) and the roughhousing and fighting that toughened up Rob. It’s pretty crazy how rough they were with each other. I feel sorry for their mom. Gronk also goes into detail how his dad hooked them on working out and getting stronger turning the four boys into elite athletes and fierce competitors.
The book, of course, talks a lot about partying and beer drinking. Gronk has his own party bus, which has gotten a lot of attention in the press. Sounds like a fun bus to be on. He does make it clear he does not party during football season.
We also learn a bit about what a fierce competitor and task master on the football field that Tom Brady can be. Gronk credits Brady for working on him to be become the best tight end in pro football.
The one concerning aspect of the book is the number of injuries Gronk has suffered. He hurt his back lifting weights in college and has had a couple of surgeries as a result. He broke his forearm in the pros and had to have multiple surgeries after he re-broke it and got infected. Then he has an ACL injury. I wonder how keeps playing with all these injuries.
Overall, I personally enjoyed the book since I am a New England Patriots fan. For others, you mileage may vary.