Bounce Back

12 Warrior Principles to Reclaim and Recalibrate Your Life


By Travis Mills

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Twelve principles to heal after trauma and overcome adversity—from New York Times bestselling author and retired US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills
“This book is a master class in recovery, renewal, and recalibration.  Travis does not make excuses. Travis does not complain.  Travis is not held back by challenges he faces—he is propelled forward by them.  Let’s be more like Travis.” 
—From the Foreword by Jocko Willink
We all have those moments, the ones where we are set adrift by a life-changing event.  Yet we often lack the ability to parse these moments, understand how to respond, and move beyond them.  Travis Mills, a veteran and a quadruple amputee, was confronted with this in the wake of the incident that claimed his limbs and changed the trajectory of his life forever.  In Bounce Back, Travis reveals the path that helped him through tough times—and allowed him to continue to be a dedicated family man, husband, and father to two amazing children. Along the way to his physical and emotional recovery, Travis developed the tools to keep moving forward, and he has outlined them in twelve principles, including:
That Dog Don’t Hunt—Stop Torturing Yourself and Stop Asking Why
Snap Your Fingers, Wiggle Your Toes, and Get the F*** Out of Bed—Create Small, Achievable Goals for Moving Forward
Stay Within the Guard Rails—Manage Your Emotions and Control Your Attitude
Get a Battle Buddy—Never Underestimate the Power of a Support System
Serve—Find Your Voice, Build on Your Strengths, and Live Meaningfully
Travis’s message—that we cannot control what happens to us, and we can only focus on how we react and move forward—will inspire survivors from all walks of life.


On Sale
Nov 7, 2023
Page Count
224 pages
Hachette Go

Travis Mills

About the Author

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and advocate for veterans and amputees. On April 10, 2012, Mills was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He became one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. He recovered in 19 months while at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In September 2013, Mills and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation. The veteran and their families receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free vacation to Maine where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s great outdoors. His New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come, was published in 2015. Mills continues to speak all over the country about his astonishing recovery and continues to astound friends and family alike with his progress and with his amazing spirit. He lives in Maine.

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