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According to a report called "Too Fat to Fight," - no one ever accused Army generals of pulling punches - the biggest cause of military ineligibility is weight.
Never pulling punches, stories address grief, infidelity, separation, abortion and racism.
I e-mailed back what may have been a sobering response, but I don't believe in pulling punches with aspiring entrepreneurs or anyone striving to succeed.
This doesn't mean that anyone should be pulling punches in order to mollify readers and advertisers.
The book follows the shape of a career forged by ambition, never pulling punches or covering over damaging truths, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.