Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir
Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir
Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir
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After twelve months of military service in Iraq, Michael Anthony stepped off a plane, seemingly happy to be home--or at least back on US soil. He was twenty-one years old, a bit of a nerd, and carrying a pack of cigarettes that he thought would be his last. Two weeks later, Michael was stoned on Vicodin, drinking way too much, and picking a fight with a very large Hell's Angel. At his wit's end, he came to an agreement with himself: If things didn't improve in three months, he was going to kill himself. Civilianized is a memoir chronicling Michael's search for meaning in a suddenly destabilized world.

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  • Nonfiction
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  • Mature Young Adult
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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.

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