Michael Anthony has returned home after spending a year in Iraq. He believes that he will lead a happy life now that he’s home, but that’s not how it turns out. A couple of weeks after returning, he finds himself drinking and wanting to pick fights. He comes to the conclusion that if things don’t get better in three months, he’ll end his life. This memoir is an inspiring story of one young veteran’s struggle with life after war and how many other veterans struggle today.
The thing I loved most about this book was the amazing authorship. The way the author wrote it made me feel as if I were a side character, alongside him the entire journey. I felt and feared for him throughout the book.
I don’t normally read memoirs. They’ve never really been my type of book. However, this one has given me a new perspective. Though it was a short read, I found that I felt more for the author than I usually do in longer, fictional books. Perhaps I connected with the author more because it was a true story and I knew he really did go through those things and it wasn’t just a figment of someone’s imagination.
This memoir is an amazing account of a veteran’s life after war instead of during it. I recommend it for anyone who is looking to learn more about what many veterans suffer through upon returning home. Thank you for allowing me to read this book. It touched me in many ways, and it is a story I will never forget.