You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting for


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About the Author

Kyle Carpenter was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1989. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009 and served as a Squad Automatic Weapon gunner in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. In June 2014, Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor, and in 2017, he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in international studies.

Don Yaeger is an 11-time New York Times Best-selling author, longtime Associate Editor at Sports Illustrated and today is one of the most in-demand public speakers on the corporate circuit. He delivers an average of 70 speeches a year to an average annual audience of 100,000. He lives in Tallahassee, FL, with his wife and two children. He is the host of the highly-rated Corporate Competitor Podcast, and offers training courses developed from his years of research into high performance habits.


"Kyle Carpenter's memoir of gallantry beyond the call of duty provides a vivid reminder that grit and valor remain American hallmarks. A compelling account of life well lived against the toughest odds, one that will inspire and build confidence in every reader." -- JIM MATTIS, former U.S. Secretary of Defense

"Kyle displayed a heroism in the blink of an eye that will inspire for generations" -- BARACK OBAMA

"Kyle Carpenter is truly amazing! He is definitely an American hero. His memoir deserves to be a huge success. I wish Kyle and his coauthor Don Yaeger the very best with You Are Worth It." -- MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, Duke University men's basketball coach

"I think Kyle Carpenter is one of the greatest living Americans, and I'm honored to know him. This book is important. After I read it I wanted to be better. Please share it with the people you love." -- ZAC BROWN, Grammy Award-winning musician

"Kyle Carpenter has shown true courage and strength in the face of extraordinary challenges. From the attack in Afghanistan to multiple surgeries and obstacles, he never lost his faith or his will to serve his fellow brothers and sisters. His story inspires us and makes all Americans proud." -- NIKKI HALEY, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

"Astonishing. ... Encourages everyone to 'Be part of someone else's miracle.'" -- Booklist

"[An] incredible story." -- RACHEL HOLLIS

"Kyle Carpenter's courage and sacrifice as a Marine was the true act of servant leadership, and I couldn't be more honored to know him. You won't get a more genuine story of finding purpose or living a life with intention than You Are Worth It." -- JOHN C. MAXWELL, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

"Offers valuable life lessons that speak beyond [Carpenter's] years. ... You Are Worth It is a work of last value. It holds tremendous potential to transform lives by assisting people in rising from their struggles stronger and more capable of loving one another." -- The Federalist

"A story of hope, selflessness, faith, and rebirth. ... Gives hope to those who are struggling." -- Daily Caller