Terry Crews spent decades cultivating his bodybuilder physique and bravado. On the outside, he seemed invincible: he escaped his abusive father, went pro in the NFL, and broke into the glamorous world of Hollywood. But his fixation with appearing outwardly tough eventually turned into an exhausting performance in which repressing his emotions let them get the better of him – leading him into addiction and threatening the most important relationships in his life.
In Tough, Crews examines arenas of life where he desperately sought control – masculinity, sex, racism, and relationships. He recounts the setbacks and victories he faced while uprooting deeply ingrained toxic behaviors and finally confronting his insecurities, painful memories, and limiting beliefs.
With Tough, Crews’ journey of transformation offers a model for anyone who considers themself a “tough guy” but feels unfulfilled; anyone struggling with procrastination or self-sabotage, and anyone ready to achieve true lasting self-mastery.