Retired United States Navy SEAL, New York Times Bestselling Author of Can’t Hurt Me
Gambling legend and Instagram king Dan Bilzerian has a thing or two to say about getting what he wants—and it’s all about what he calls the setup, a life philosophy that has helped him land fame, fortune, and more girls than anyone can count.
From an anything-but-normal childhood, to his time in the military, to the insanity that has followed him on his journey to becoming one of the most notorious people in the world, Dan shares it all in The Setup, a no-holds-barred, no bullshit, brazen retelling of his life—and the many women he’s shared it with.
In this explosive and unapologetic memoir filled with wild stories (and even wilder photos), Dan pulls back the curtain on what it's like to truly live the Bilzerian way: with plenty of epic moments, and no regrets.
Made me smile all the way through. Takes you away from your own reality and allows you to step foot in Dan's world. Crazy, bonkers and somewhat unbelievable, oh to live one day in his shoes..
Thank You Dan for releasing this information, I found it hard to stop reading and get back to my boring hourly wage minimal **** getting life … since reading your book , I’ve stopped giving a **** ,and started living , fortunately at 30 , it looks like there are only a few people who actually enjoy living without restriction or being themselves. I stand out from the crowd …. Definitely re reading for boost here and there …
In the art of seduction, Dan is known as what is called a “rake”. This autobiography was very interesting not only in the psychological aspect, but also shows how one person can change their “set up” in life. Interesting pictures. Love that he is a Persian cat man. Military sounds traumatizing, but at least he could analyze and find out how to fulfill other people’s darkest desires and then use them to gain power from it. Ending was a little dry and I could feel the energy the ig models left on him. I think it’s time he levels up in life. A person that’s interested in psychology could analyze this book and use it to their advantage. Favorite part was the last page.
From one step to the next life is unstoppable. Absolutely a very interesting read about a man that served our country, while taking on some very exciting and intensely challenging situations life has thrown his way. Never giving up, Mr. Dan has reached a level of success that many will only be able to dream about. I appreciate the very personal experiences that are shared. Dan is found to be very intelligent and hard working. Yet, he finds time to be able to satisfy his desires with beautiful women and somehow work in kind gestures of philanthropy for ex military service men with no interest in recognition for his very kind deeds.
The Leather-Bound edition is an excellent addition to anyone's book shelf who is a fan of Dan. Love the look, worth the read, perfect gift! Love it.
The book was a requested gift that my son had asked for. He opened it on Christmas Day and read it the whole day. It was hard to get him to put it down
Grateful to experience someone who knows what they want. First book I've read in years. Connection and confidence was a big take away.
I'm at the beginning of the book, but it alredy promises very instructive and eventful! I really like to gain insight into the lifes of people who have achieved their dreams! So grateful thanks to the creator who made it possible that from her point of view too we can see and experience it the realization of her dreams!!!
Awesome came on time its signed and looking forward to starting it
"It is not the critic who counts. ... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; . . . who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." Like so many others who have lived life on their own terms, there will always be those who love Dan and those who don't. But even his critics must admit he has never held back, never tried to be politically correct, and has always taken responsibility for what he has done and said, however unpopular it might have been. Whether you admire or criticize him, you must admit Dan has done it his way. Hats off. Well done.
I've had this book for three days now and I'm on page 350! I didn't know what to expect when I purchased this book - I've been a fan of Dan for a while now, but didn't know the man under the image and now I do. Filled with jokes, excitement, experience, and more badassery! Must read.
Dan is the man! Thanks for laying it all out everyone dude. Amazing read - you’re living the life you want. Whether anyone agrees with that or not you don’t give a **** and that’s admirable!
As someone who normally reads autobiographies by great leaders, philosophers, politicians and sports people, this was an unusual choice for me. I was intrigued to see whether the snippet of his life we see on social media was at all representative of his everyday experience and it seems it is! This was an incredibly enjoyable read written simply and conversationally as if we were sat next to the man himself. For someone who is not a writer, he has done a great job of explaining his past experiences in a clear and humorous way and I have a lot more respect for the man who I wrongfully assumed was merely a hedonistic playboy. Dan comes across as an intelligent, observant and thoughtful person who is just unafraid to speak his mind - a trait so easily beaten out of those who speak out these days. I'd highly recommend you read this book to gain a fresh perspective on living life to the full - if not simply to be shocked and entertained. Well done Dan. A great first book!
My first impression when reading this book was "Holy ****! Holy ****! Holy ****! This really happened?! ****! ****!...****!" And that was after getting past chapter 3. I've heard about Dan Bilzerian a couple of times, but didn't know much about him besides being called "Instagram famous". There's a lot of ****, a lot of drugs, a lot of ****-raising, and everything else in between that I didn't know existed before. There's also a lot of nuggets containing life lessons on succeeding by learning and failing fast, how denying yourself happiness does harm to your psyche, why you shouldn't negate your authenticity when you really like someone, prioritizing money as gifts instead of loans to friends and family, appreciating your success from time to time, taking pride in who you are as a person instead of how you identify with race or religion, pursuing a message bigger than yourself, defining happiness and pleasure, and cyclists are pussies. This book won't be for everyone and that's okay. I'm glad I found this book because it gave me an uncensored look into the world of fame and the lifestyle required to keep it. But it's also giving me a smack in the head to start making my own dreams bigger. Thank you for sharing your story Dan!
Book is everything you want and expect. Few surprises or behind the curtain revelations but an enjoyable vicarious exposure to The Life of Dan.