If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Better Be Tough

Lessons from My Life with Bulls, Protestors, and Politicians

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About The Book

Mike Broomhead’s inspiring story of overcoming poverty and tragedy through faith, hard work, and commitment to mentoring the next generation.

The oldest of three brothers who were raised by a single mother, Mike Broomhead got his first job by the time he was twelve. On his own by sixteen, he eventually earned his GED and, with dreams of being a cowboy, he moved to Arizona to become a bull rider.

“The first time you ride and you get to that eight-second whistle it doesn’t matter which bull or what your fear is—you feel 10 feet tall. It is the best feeling of accomplishment, because it’s terrifying,” according to Mike.

In 2003, Mike received a phone call that changed his life forever. He learned his brother Thomas was one of two soldiers killed and nine soldiers injured in Iraq on Memorial Day. Following his brother’s death, it became Mike’s mission to tell his brother’s story as well as the stories of all those who protect our freedoms. In just a few years, Mike went from calling into a local radio show to hosting the #1 morning drive show in Phoenix, as well as being a popular public speaker, TV host, and frequent guest host for Glenn Beck.

In If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Better Be Tough, Mike shares common-sense lessons from his blue-collar roots, his many bull riding injuries, and broadcast career to help you succeed in life and business. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Post Hill Press (June 2018)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781682618059

Raves and Reviews

"You won't forget Mike Broomhead's story of rising from poverty and becoming one of the leading voices in talk radio. He offers common sense advice and a unique take on life, relationships, and politics. I am proud to call him a friend."

– Glenn Beck, radio and TV host

"Mike Broomhead gets it. Quality of life pivots upon an optimum situational awareness and thrives when embracing truth, logic, and common sense, and the evidence to support them. Having shared the radio microphone with Mike on many occasions hammering home this political correctness-smashing truth crowbar, and hanging backstage at the world's greatest rock-and-roll events (mine), there is no doubt that Mike is a true American warrior in the culture war, rock solid in the asset column with the greatest American out here." 

– Ted Nugent, rock-and-roll legend

"An inspiring book by a man who continues to encourage people every day to know what they believe and how to stand up for what is right. My friend Mike Broomhead has learned a thing or two about life—and we get the benefit of learning these life lessons too through these pages!"

– Mac Powell, lead singer of Third Day