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November 28, 2017



The Build: Designing My Life of Choppers, Family, and Faith by [Teutul, Paul]

Designing My Life of Choppers, Family and Faith
Paul Teutul Jr


The Build reveals the "behind the scenes" story of the popular TV reality series American Chopper for the show's millions of fans. 
Author Paul Teutul, Jr., is arguably the most creative builder of custom "chopper" motorcycles in the world.  His talents were revealed to millions of TV viewers worldwide on American Chopper, as well as later on a spinoff series, American Chopper Senior vs Junior. The Build gives the reader at Paul Jr.'s life behind the camera, which included volcanic conflict with his father and business mentor, Paul Sr. Using his own story of improbable success as an illustration, Paul Jr. offers insights on how anyone can find and activate often hidden talents.  In a charming, often humorous way, The Build is a rallying cry to unleash God-designed creativity and live life to the fullest. (from Amazon)

About the Author

PAUL TEUTUL JR was just 27 when American Chopper: Jet Bike premiered on the Discovery Channel, featuring “Paulie” and his father, Paul Sr., building a custom chopper for 2002's Laconia Bike Week. Part of Bike Weekend, the one-off special and the intrinsic family dynamics so captivated audiences that a full series following the Teutuls and their business, Orange County Choppers, soon followed in 2003. Six years of family ups and downs ensued, culminating in 2009 with Senior firing Junior, who waited out his one-year non-compete clause before establishing his own business, Paul Jr. Designs. Today, Paul Jr. Designs continues to thrive, producing custom bikes for a variety of individual and corporate clients. There have been TV commercials and personal appearances since 2012 as well, but the most important development in Paul's life occurred when his wife, Rachael, gave birth to their son Hudson Seven Teutul in February 2015.

My husband and I were fans of the shows with Paul Teutul Sr and Jr.  I found this book to be interesting since it gave insight into Paul Jr's life behind the scenes of the shows.  IT showed how even with the obstacles in his life, his mother and father both were influences in his life.  His father from the business side and his mother instilling a strong faith in him.   You not only get the insight into Sr. and Jr's relationship but you get information into other members of the Teutul family. There wasn't a lot of that brought out in the TV shows.  This book probably strikes home for a lot of families, especially fathers and sons.  I liked that Paul Jr is trying to change the cycle families sometimes get into and make that change for his son.  He's trying to make a better change for the future of his family.

If you liked the shows, choppers and motorcycle builds, then don't pass this book by.  IT has a lot to give.

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books Review Program and was under no obligation to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


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