Amy's Reviews > Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq

Shade It Black by Jessica Goodell
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Dec 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir-types, non-fiction
Read from December 23 to 25, 2011

Wow. This was far more powerful than I thought it would be. I thought it was an account of one soldier's experience in the Mortuary Affairs division in Iraq. It was so much more than that. Ranging from the harsh conditions in Iraq to the rampant sexism of the Marines to the excruciating job she had to do, to the difficulty becoming a civilian again with the PTSD and guilt after the war, this book covers the gamut of the military experience. The writing was a bit awkward in places, but Goodell isn't an author - she's a former solider trying to put her life together. Seems she might be on the right track....
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