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.
I would have paid $100 to read this book. I hate reading it’s hard to get super into but I was obsessed and couldn’t put this down even tho I’ve watched all Dan’s interviews and podcasts this went to the next level. So many stories and hearing the people in the stories perspectives of Dan was insane. Also a very easy read I compare it to Donald Trumps books where the chapters are so short you think might as well read one more and instead read another 5.
This book is **** insane.
It took me about two days to read the damn thing and I couldn’t put it down throughout the entirety of each day. I read slow as a **** cause I’m dyslexic, but this book hit different. I NEVER read for longer than 30 minutes max, but The Setup broke that pattern pretty damn quick. I can not recommend this book enough. Learn how to literally Setup your life in a way that magnifies your desires to come to you. Absolute gem.
This book reminds me to The Wolf of Wall Street book/movie but way more truthful & vulgar…and thats saying something. Its exciting, informative, and just a really fun story to follow as he holds absolutely nothing back. This definitely needs to be put into a movie as its such a fun read. The pictures that he adds in the book show proof that everything that he says in the book and has been saying for years are actually true. The amount of information that you can take away and apply to your life is immense. It’s the perfect “Setup” for anything that you are going through and he teaches you how to “Setup” the right processes to get out of it or get through whatever you are facing. Also, its not a hard read either because the chapters, for the most part, are short but with so much detail. You definitely need to read this book.
Read the book cover to cover. Great read! Thank you Dan for sharing your life with us! Five stars!
Loved how straight forward this book was and interesring story. This one got me hooked well and it took like 3days to read it. #lovefromFinland
Its a very good read; I'm only half-way through it but I cant wait to get to the book every night; I've been going to bed later than usual because I can't put the book down. The stories are so crazy and fucked up, getting more crazy with time. You get inspired to do more in life, to live fully and to squeeze the juice in life. And of course, to get money and ****.
I haven’t read a book since my last college class. I’ve been a fan of Dan since honestly 2015 so when I found out he was writing a book I was intrigued. 100% well worth the read. I will read it again. It’s not even about him bragging about the lifestyle we all wish we lived. It’s actually about doing what makes you happy, everyone goes through **** it’s how you bounce back. I honestly think every college-aged, high-school aged male should read this book. It has great messages behind the epic story.
Have not read a book since 5th grade and I couldn’t be happier I’m reading this. Crazy life, makes you wonder if things were different in your own life how things could be or turn out. Truely living his dam best life.
Glad I got this email because I was trying to find a way to review this honestly. As per the title I don't know where to start... This has been one of the greatest books i've ever read. Finished in about 4 days and loved every page of it. Incredibly hilarious stories with actual important life lessons sprinkled in. The concept of the set up can be applied to pretty much every facet of life. From the most trivial task to the greatest. 10/10
Big fan of the book! Well written, you can actually go through the chapters without getting bored or mindlessly reading, It kept me extremely engaged. Dan’s lived an insane life and it was cool taking a peek behind the curtain. Highly recommend if you’re a fan of the man, or just looking for some entertainment- the stories in here you wouldn’t be able to dream of! Another part I liked was the perspective and seeing how he thinks and handles himself in certain situations - some valuable insights there!
Awesome perspective into Dan’s life that really makes you think about how you approach a goal or situation. I think there are a lot of lessons in here that can be applied to every day life. It was also funny and packed with crazy stories. I read the book in 2 days.
I enjoyed Dan's book tremendously - mostly as a point of self-reflection.
It's important to separate my feelings for Dan and the quality of the book. As a memoir, he is raw and true. His story is compelling complete with a narrative arch that is Shakespearian. The son of a convicted aristocrat, he embarks on a journey to vindicate his own insecurities in order rise to great heights through adversity.
But should he be admired for it? I personally feel good about my life after reading. Dan's life sounds exhausting and vapid. However, as he reminds the reader - and judger - that it's not his role to be judged. Nor is it our role as the reader to judge. The paradox is striking and thus compelling as we look inwards towards ourselves to revel in his exploits.
I'd recommend his book - and then a solid few passages workout to reflect upon them. His life is not for us all! But is suppose that's why this book is worth reading.
Its not Shakespeare (and that's probably a good thing!), so if you've been following Dans rise to fame, and are curious to hear some entertaining stories of next level debauchery, you will def enjoy this book.
The honesty is rare value these days. Seems like everyone has something to hide. Except for Dan. I knew about him writing this book and bought it asap after release. Though not finished yet, I enjoy reading it. Dan shares his life without censorship, dismantles the common perception of him while passing on his knowledge. The book is the real deal. I appreciate it. Will extract many lessons from there.
In this book , you will get to know the famous legend lavish life , a philosophy that helped him gain fame , fortune and girls.
It is all about a biography of his life ,how has he achieved everything that seems impossible to others.