Gut Check: Confronting Love, Work, & Manhood

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Only a few years into a career marked by dazzling early success, Tarek Saab's life took a dramatic turn with his selection for Donald Trump's reality show, The Apprentice. Viewers noticed something unusual about Tarek. Throughout the chaos and pressure, including several boardroom showdowns with Trump, Tarek displayed tremendous character and resilience. In this book, he shares his hard-won insights into love, work, and manhood and their source in a faith that is ever old, ever new.

The biggest problem by far facing men in their twenties is the crisis of manhood. Offering a completely new take on the so-called quarter-life crisis, Tarek describes his reluctant confrontation with career, relationships, and spiritual disillusionment and reveals the surprising truths he learned about what it means to be a man. 

A distinctly modern-day Confessions, Gut Check is the wry and candid self-examination of a man whose life, despite its extraordinary twists, is full of lessons for ordinary young men. Tarek's captivating tale reveals a young man with many talents and temptations whose saving grace is a relentless pursuit of truth and the daring to be counter-cultural. Gritty, comic, utterly believable, Gut Check is not the usual Christian fairy tale.

Gut Check is a manual for manhood lived the hard way. It is a book for men who never read and for men who think they have read it all. If you think you know what you really want, are you ready for a gut check?

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About the Author:

Tarek Saab is the Chief Operating Officer of Kaspar Companies, as well as the founder and COO of Texas Precious Metals. Tarek graduated with a BS in electrical engineering from The Catholic University of America and a BA in liberal arts from St. Anselm College. After working for five years as Texas Instruments' global marketing manager for portable power semiconductors, Tarek decided to accept a spot on season 5 of NBC's The Apprentice in 2006 with Donald Trump. This period in Hollywood would prompt Tarek to publish his memoir: Gut Check: Confronting Love, Work, & Manhood. A precious metals expert and entrepreneur, Tarek founded Saab & Company Inc., under which he owned and operated an online precious metals business, Guardian Commodities. Around the acquisition of Guardian Commodities in 2010, Tarek created the company Texas Precious Metals and has since worked tirelessly to build it into the multi-million dollar company it is today, designing innovative online operation systems and creating a solid framework for business to consumer transactions. Texas Precious Metals was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America in 2015.Tarek is married with five children and lives in Austin, Texas.

Review:

"A modern day classic! Masterful!" - Catholic Men's Quarterly

"A particularly worthwhile book for the modern guy." - American Chesterton Society

"Gut Check is destined to become a classic!" - The Catholic League

"A great read!" - Legatus Magazine

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