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How to Win at The Challenge and Life

By: Sydney Bucksbaum
Narrated by: Cassandra Medcalf,Travis Tonn
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Summary

You’ve seen the rivalries. You’ve witnessed the blood, sweat, and tears. You’ve celebrated the champions. But what does it really take to win MTV’s The Challenge? And what happens after the cameras stop rolling?

Since 1998, MTV’s The Challenge has tested competitors’ physical, mental, and emotional endurance. Some go on to become Challenge legends, going down in history as players who changed the game forever. But for each champion, there are dozens more who try and fail (over and over again) to earn the title.

In her time covering the show, pop culture journalist and Challenge superfan Sydney Bucksbaum has gotten to know many of the champs, gaining an insider’s knowl­edge of what goes into making a winning strategy—and how difficult it is to actually pull it off. Here, she profiles twenty-one of the most popular, successful, and infamous champions and reveals not only how they won The Chal­lenge but also how they applied the skills they learned from the experience to their personal lives and careers.

From seven-time winner Johnny “Bananas” Deve­nanzio, Challenge “Godfather” Mark Long, OG champ Veronica Portillo, elimination beast Emily Schromm to most-improved competitors Cara Maria Sorbello and Chris “C.T.” Tamburello, the best in the game look back at their decades of hard work, including the euphoric highs, devastating lows, and everything in between.

Eye-opening and inspiring, How to Win at The Challenge and Life is the must-have book for any and all fans looking to level up their own lives—and learn never-before-heard stories from the people who have dominated the show in every way.

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  • Ele Stefani
  • 24-01-23

nothing special

It's not a bad book. Also, a lot of repeating the same story from several perspectives.

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  • 12-01-23

Stories of Success and Strategies

A must read if you’re a fan of the show. Great strategic knowledge on how to deal with people in everyday life. Highly enjoyed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-22

I Expected So Much More

This really just felt like a compilation of all the Google-able information about a bunch of the winners. I was wanting…more. Maybe some stuff that you couldn’t easily find online, or maybe more intricate details about the show and behind the scenes. I am OBSESSED with The Challenge and have seen every single season AT LEAST once, and I was bored.