Thank You For Being Expendable

Thank You For Being Expendable

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Thank You For Being Expendable and Other Experiences is an anthology of stories from Iraq war veteran and critically acclaimed author of My War Killing Time In Iraq, Colby Buzzell. From curious observer, to disillusioned combat veteran, to hardened new journalist, Buzzell sheds light on the veterana€™s post-war journey back home. Thank You For Being Expendable, a decade worth of stories, thirty-six in all, show one mana€™s ongoing quest for answers. Thank You For Being Expendable captures the author at various high and low points in his life: battling alcohol addiction and searching for sanity in a broken VA system, being labeled with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, traveling the country to understand the state of our Union, ordering countless tamales in Mississippi Delta, living in San Franciscoa€™s rock bottom Tenderloin District, witnessing Chinese capitalism at its best up close and personal, and experiencing the horror of the September 11th attacks from ground zero. Buzzell has told the stories many chose to ignore. His writing is honest, blunt, unfiltered and totally unromantic as he tells these stories through a lens of a veteran whoa€™s damned to see the world in which we live in a slightly different angle than most others. What does it mean to be expendable? ABOUT THE AUTHOR Colby Buzzell is the author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq and Lost In America: A Dead End Journey. Buzzell served as an infantryman in the United States Army during the Iraq War 2003-04. Assigned to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Buzzell blogged from the front lines of Iraq as a replacement for his habitual journaling back in the states. As a writer his work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Penthouse, Time and on This American Life. Buzzell holds a B.A. in History from the University of West Virginia and is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at UCR Palm Desert. Buzzell lives in San Francisco, California where he is finishing up a novel about a returning Iraq war veteran.The trailer for Lightfield Lewisa#39;s movie, Lightfielda#39;s Home Videos, starts off with an impressive FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GUS VAN SANT ... We walked through a security gate to where my car was parked, and he asked me if I knew who his father, Geoffrey Lewis, was. ... I drive a stick shift, so I handed Lightfield my recorder while I drove, as directed, to CineSpace, a unique restaurant/ nightclub onanbsp;...

Title:Thank You For Being Expendable
Author:Colby Buzzell
Publisher:Byliner - 2015-04-21


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