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About this author

That "author's photo" of me is an illustration done by my friend Hawk Krall, an awesome artist from Philly.

I had an odd path to writing which I describe in the first chapter of Hella Nation.

For the most part, my biography is contained in the books and articles I publish.


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My upcoming book, movies, war, pornography, anarchy and techniques for interviewing meth addicts are some of the topics covered...Or "crazy story after crazy story" as the Longform editors describe it.
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“We're like America's little pit bull. They beat it, starve it, mistreat it, and once in a while they let it out to attack somebody.”
Evan Wright, Generation Kill

“You know what happens when you get out of the Marine Corps," Person continues. "you get you brains back.”
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“It struck me that such analyses had it backward. It’s the American public for whom the Iraq War is often no more real than a video game. Five years into this war, I am not always confident most Americans fully appreciate the caliber of the people fighting for them, the sacrifices they have made, and the sacrifices they continue to make. After the Vietnam War ended, the onus of shame largely fell on the veterans. This time around, if shame is to be had when the Iraq conflict ends - and all indications are there will be plenty of it - the veterans are the last people in America to deserve it. When it comes to apportioning shame my vote goes to the American people who sent them to war in a surge of emotion but quickly lost the will to either win it or end it. The young troops I profiled in Generation Kill, as well as the other men and women in uniform I’ve encountered in combat zones throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, are among the finest people of their generation. We misuse them at our own peril.”
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message 4: by Ryan

Ryan Campbell Thanks for friending me. Glad to be here.


Priscilla Hey Evan,

Where have you been?! I'm looking for a new post from you.


message 2: by Evan

Evan Wright Hawk Krall mostly reminds me of Hawk Krall. I love his work and hope to work with him sometime on a project.




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Real Women Mr. Wright, I like the illustration of you and found a link to illustrator Hawk Krall of you at http://www.hawkkrall.net/xnews43.html
Hawk Krall reminds me of the work of R. Crumb. I would like to know if you follow any published works by artists who make comic or the novel form manga popularized by a growing number of artists in the West. I did not like comics until I saw the documentary Crumb and the movie Ghost World and I started to "get it." I think it would be cool to have a comic or mange version of Generation Kill illustrated by Hawk Krall whose work I found on his website after did a little sleuthing: http://www.hawkkrall.net/ I don't see how any of the stories could be comix versions of Hella Nation, except maybe the "Mad Dogs and Lawyers" article, illustrated by Paul Schneider which would be too sick I imagine.


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