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David Abrams is the author of Fobbit, a comedy about the Iraq War (Grove/Atlantic). His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Narrative, Salamander, Connecticut Review, The Greensboro Review, The Missouri Review, The North Dakota Review and other literary quarterlies. He retired from active-duty after serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years, a career which took him to Alaska, Texas, Georgia, the Pentagon, and Iraq. His blog, The Quivering Pen, can be found at: http://www.davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com


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David Abrams 1. Never give up.
2. Always evolve, always improve.
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David Abrams I am currently working on another novel set in Iraq. It's a little more serious in nature than the satirical "Fobbit," but addresses many of the same…moreI am currently working on another novel set in Iraq. It's a little more serious in nature than the satirical "Fobbit," but addresses many of the same themes: war, authority, and identity. The plot in a nutshell: Six soldiers make their way on foot across Baghdad on an odyssey to attend the memorial service for their platoon sergeant, recently killed in an IED attack.(less)
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This is the one where I expose myself as a two-faced liar.

For far too long, I've stood at the fringes of conversation at parties, nodding along as if I've actually read Ulysses (or A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, or The Phantom Tollbooth, or whatever). I've gone to book festivals and looked fellow authors in the eye--without blinking--and wordlessly pretended I've read their books. I... Read more of this blog post »
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