Just released worldwide on September 15, 2019, (our second anniversary), a memoir/self help-motivational non-fiction book by my wife social psychologist Dr. Janet Bendell and me. The first two thirds of the book contains true stories from my life, some adventure-filled, some humorous, some romantic, some dramatic , and some sad.
I have had a very colorful life as a US Army Special Forces officer on a 12-man A-Team at the height of the Vietnam War, as a martial artist for over 53 years, as a real cowboy with a real horse and tracker of fugitives and missing hikers, as a widower, as a disabled combat veteran, as a grateful recovering sober alcoholic for over a half century, as a motion picture producer, director, writer, actor, and stuntman, as a politician, and as a father who had years of heart-breaking fights over my three children from my first marriage.
Janet's part of the book is more clinical, written by my wife as a social psychologist and analyzing why some men are very attractive to women and many others completely turn women off, We wrote this book to counterpoise the deleterious topic of "toxic masculinity." Real women want real men and gentlemen, not mama's boys and wimps, which many American males have become. Equal does not mean identical, but many men have become lost because of extremists trying to make men more feminine.
Buy the book now at Amazon.com on Kindle or Print.
2011 ReadWest Foundation Award for Excellence in Western Literature.
"Don Bendell is the heir-apparent to Louis L'Amour." - Western Film/ TV Star Buck Taylor
"If you liked Louis L'Amour, you will really love Don Bendell." - Asa Baber, Editor
"Don Bendell will become the next Robin Moore." - Lady Helen Moore
"If you liked Louis L'Amour, you will really love Don Bendell!"
The late Asa Baber, former Men's Editor, Playboy magazine.