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Reconnaissance Man

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Nobody should be going to college immediately after high school. They should be taking a two year road trip across the country to find out who they are and what they want out of life instead. But still, every year we send millions of inexperienced 18-year-olds down a path of debt, worthless degrees, poor employment prospects, commonness and misery. The results are two full generations of adults who wasted decades of their lives chasing dreams that would never come true. And sadly there's another generation on deck about to do the same. But it doesn't have to be this way. We can all become "Reconnaissance Men" instead.

The Reconnaissance Man (or Woman) takes the time to explore this country, not just to see what this country has to offer, but to find out who they are, where they belong, and what they really want out of life. They don't rush off to college, let alone return to get their "master's degree" until they know about the world around them and precisely how they fit in it. Of course, this journey may take months (more likely years) but that's better than wasting eight years in a school you hate, and 20 years in a career you loathe, only to find out you're 50 and there's no way you can undo what's been done. Become a Reconnaissance Man instead. It's easier, much more fun, and is how life was meant to be lived.

©2016 Aaron Clarey (P)2016 Aaron Clarey

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Pretty good<br />

It starts out with real insight on the pursuit of success, however if you're not American then when it gets into details on the American cultural and geographic landscape it may be harder to follow. A simultaneously interesting and useful read nevertheless

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  • John
  • 03-07-18

1/3 of the book is Travel USA

I thought this book was more of the philosophy of being a reconnaissance man, instead I got a book that read as a travel guide.
I'm 36 so maybe this book is for people just getting out of high school.

I'd prefer a refund if I could.

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  • Rylan Erickson
  • 07-03-17

The beginning wasn't as great as the ending.

great book, I live about 50 miles from from the author in minnesota. I am planning to visit Seattle, Salt Lake, and Vegas. Great book for someone who hasn't yet planted roots and wants to find a way out of their socialist hell hole state. I have 40-60 years left to work in my life. Minnesota is the coldest state and 6th highest taxed. Thanks Mark dayton.

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  • Fastingamylase
  • 05-11-19

Don't waste your money.

Don't waste your money. This book doesn't tell you anything that you can't just look up in two seconds on a map and some simple online research. This is common sense.

The author said in one of his podcasts that this is his least selling book. I can tell you why it is his least selling book. Aaron doesn't understand personality differences. The type of young man who would want to leave his hometown and move to another state doesn't need a book to tell him to do so or how to do it. He's just going to do it because he has the open to experience personality to want to do it. But even if that type of young man wanted a general guide, this book is still worthless.

Aaron thinks that Jennifer Aniston is a perfect 10. I know many men who would highly disagree with that assessment. This shows the difference in personality. Aaron is an extroverted, highly disagreeable and highly conscientious person. It would do him good to focus his energy on his talents in the field of jobs, worthless degrees, the economy etc. but his books that aren't based on those things are a waste of money.

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  • edward walker
  • 20-11-17

43 yr old libertarian wants to get out of Lubbock

my favorite quote from this book is " watch the Cubs lose at Wrigley Field"
Asshole gives a no-nonsense upfront way to see our great country as cheaply as possible
whether you are a young man or woman or even an old man or woman

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-17

READ IT WITH YOUR EARS NOW!

Typical Cappy. Logical, to the point, informative, entertaining, humorous, etc, etc, etc. If you know Clarey you know what to expect and you wont be disappointed. First audio book I've ever read (heard?) Narrator does a good job of interpreting Clarey's ideas.

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  • theultimatewebhead
  • 02-12-17

Looking for direction?..

..this will point you directly where you want to go.

(For all young, growing individuals)

I recommend that everyone reads this book along with "Worthless" and "Bachelor Pad Economics".

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  • Cliente de Amazon
  • 02-10-17

Cappys best for young ones

Amazing I loved it specially the towns part. H h h h h he he he he he

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-17

A must for the teenagers

love this book definitely a must for 18 to 25 year old man highly recommended

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