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Lost in America by Colby Buzzell
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Oct 27, 2011

really liked it
Read in October, 2011

I really enjoyed Buzzell's first book: 'My War: Killing Time in Iraq'. He writes with gritty realism that kept me spellbound throughout most of that book. After he came from Iraq, he suffered from PTSD, but kept writing articles for various mags, including Esquire. So when he came out with book #2, I eagerly snatched it up. Things seemed to have improved for him by now, this book details part of his journey back to a 'normal life'. He still writes evocatively about his Mom, his family and his struggle to make sense about life. His being half-Asian made me empathize with him more...

The book was a fast read, he talks about this journey being a Kerouac-esque one and there are some poignant moments, but I'm just really glad he's doing better.

I think the part about his relationship with his mom affected me the most. There is a beacon of hope at the end of that long tunnel, and that makes me happy.
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