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My War by Colby Buzzell

My War

My War by Colby Buzzell
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Sep 05, 2006 | 368 Pages
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“I remember reading Colby’s journal entries on the internet when he was filing them from Iraq and being amazed at how, besides how heavy the material was, how sharp and vividly intense his writing was. My War is the real deal reportage from the ground. There’s no way any reporter could have brought this back. If you care about our brave soldiers in the fray and want to get an insight into what it’s really like out there, My War is essential reading…I’ll take Colby’s word over a journalist’s any day.” —Henry Rollins

“Soul-jarring observations and darkly comedic insights into what it really means to be fighting and idling in this war.” —Los Angeles Times Magazine

“Reminiscent of Michael Herr’s Dispatches.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Remarkably blunt, honest, and often hilarious.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Profound, profane…told with irresistible gallows humor and anger devoid of self-consciousness. Give[s] us a much deeper understanding of war.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A style reminiscent of Hunter S. Thompson…fueled by an anti-authority, punk-rock attitude.” —Poets and Writers

“Striking…with a steeliness that’s both sincere and chilling.” —People

“If military recruitment is down now, wait till the kids read this book.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In gutsy, sometimes profane prose, he takes you on a soldier’s-eye view of the front lines of the war.” —Newsweek

“Captivating memoir about the year [Buzzell] spent serving as an army ‘trigger puller’ in Iraq….though the combat scenes are exciting, this book is actually more engrossing as a portrait of the day-to-day life of a young American soldier.” —Publishers Weekly

My War is the story of a young grunt trying to survive…What you soon realize about this stranger at the bar, Colby Buzzell, is that he can knock you off your barstool at a moment’s notice with soul-jarring observations and darkly comedic insights into what it really means to be fighting and idling in this war.” —Los Angeles Times Magazine

“Provid[es] more truth than CNN or the army could or would.” —Library Journal

“Incredible accounts of combat from a grunt’s-eye view.” —Rolling Stone

“Funny, often surreal ‘What the @!%# am I doing here?’ account of military life.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Breathtaking…Buzzell’s self-awareness is total and unromantic, his instinct for what matters unrelenting, his writing lyrical, heartbreaking, hilarious, and essential.” —Robert Kurson, author of Shadow Divers

“Raw, sardonic, and thrashingly honest, My War is a stellar grunt’s-eye view of the Iraq war.” —Men’s Journal

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