About

Michael-Anthony

Michael Anthony is a writer and veteran of the Iraq War. He spent six years in the army reserves, with a sixteen month deployment—twelve months in Iraq—where he served as an operating room technician. After his service in Iraq, he earned a BA in English Literature from Bridgewater State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University.

His first published book was the widely praised memoir: Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, which detailed the tragicomic hijinks of a medical unit deployed to Iraq.

Readers curious about the human side of the ongoing Iraqi conflict will be struck by Anthony’s strong voice, direct storytelling and stark honesty.
Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

Michael’s writing has appeared in numerous books, from children’s to poetry/non-fiction anthologies. He has written for the Washington Post, Business Insider, as well as several other publications across the web, including the Good Men Project blog, where he served as feature writer and editor of the War and Veterans section.

In addition to his writing, Michael has appeared in a TV show for the Weather Channel, several documentaries—ranging from veterans issues, to issues of mortality—and through a failed attempt at stand-up comedy, he’s even managed to become a mini-viral hit on YouTube. He is a professional public speaker, former Toastmaster, and has spoken at businesses, schools, and book groups all across New England.

Michael currently lives in Southern Massachusetts and spends his free time with his wife and daughter.

Michael Anthony Author Writer Mass Casualties PTSDMichael Anthony was born in Massachusetts, in 1986. He grew up south of Boston, earned a BA in English Literature at Bridgewater State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University. He spent six years in the army reserves, with a sixteen month deployment, and twelve months in Iraq, where he served as an operating room technician.

His first published book was a memoir detailing his service in Iraq. Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and wide praise from veterans.

Michael’s writings have appeared in numerous books, from children’s to poetry/non-fiction anthologies. He has written for the Washington Post blog, Business Insider blog, as well as several other publications across the web, including a year-long stint as a feature writer and editor of the War and Veterans section for the Good Men Project blog.

In addition to his writings, Michael has appeared on a TV show for the Weather Channel, several documentaries—ranging from veterans issues to issues of mortality—and through a joke gone astray (somewhat), he’s even managed to become a mini-viral hit on YouTube. He is also a professional public speaker.