clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Akbar Gbajabiamila’s book will be released May 7

“Everyone Can Be a Ninja” uses Akbar’s life experiences to inspire.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Akbar Gbajabiamila/Instagram

In just three months, American Ninja Warrior host Akbar Gbajabiamila will be a published author! On the show, he’s known for his endless enthusiasm and quirky puns. While his book definitely has an optimistic tone, the subject matter is much more down to Earth.

Akbar revealed his intention to publish a book way back in October, with a series of videos on his Instagram page.

His book, “Everyone Can Be a Ninja” draws from his childhood, time in the NFL, and, of course, his experiences with American Ninja Warrior to relate back examples of how we all posses the ability to shape our lives.

The official description puts it like this:

“Through his own inspirational underdog stories and interviews with modern-day ninjas who have accomplished extraordinary things in their own lives against the odds, Akbar proves in Everyone Can Be a Ninja that it doesn’t matter if you make it through every step of the obstacle course on the first try. Ninjas keep pushing themselves until they reach their goals, and they don’t let anyone or anything stand in their way.

It is easy to see greatness in others; it’s hard to see it in ourselves. Everyone Can Be a Ninja shows you that we can fulfill our potential and achieve our dreams by finding our inner warriors.”

We just received our early copy of the book and we’re so excited to settle in and read it. The book is available for pre-order now and will be released on May 7. Who plans on snagging a copy for themselves?