The Build by Paul Teutel Jr

shalayne arata

3.5 Stars

December 18, 2017

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.

The book was interesting. I believe it was genuine and truthful. It held my interest completely in I had watched American Choppers from the beginning and Jr's has an amazing talent. If you are an American Chopper fan you will like the book as it covers those years and into Jr's own business. I was a fan of the shows with Jr and Sr but didn't realize the extent that the discord between them was. I also didn't realize that the drinking was such a problem. The book takes you into some of the off scenes and back scenes that you didn't get to see on the show. You also get some background of their private lives as well. Paul Teutul Jr has overcome his past and found a new different and much more valuable way with his son. But still an interesting read and I would say read it if you're a fan.