BookTube – What Kamil Reads – Review of Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir

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BookTuber “What Kamil Reads,” reviews eleven books (Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir, is the first book in the series). Books mentioned in the video: Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir by Michael Anthony https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3… Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form by Cormac McCarthy https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9… Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3… On the Suffering …

Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir – WON!! the 2017 Massachusetts Bay One Book Award

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Cool News. My newest book Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir, won the 2017 Massachusetts Bay One Book Award. Comes with a few speaking engagements, and a little money, but the coolest part is that all freshman at Mass Bay College in Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 will have to read Civilianized. They also buy copies for all faculty and staff …

NEW BOOK!!!

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Hey Everyone! I wanted to let you know that my new book is officially for sale and available for Pre-Order. The title is: Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir. It’s a story about my homecoming from Iraq and some of the struggles I faced (though it’s a bit darker, and funnier than it might sound/seem). Here’s the text from the jacket: …

Funny War Memoirs: The Importance of Humor When Telling A True War Story

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War stories continue to capture the attention of today’s generation. Stories of how veterans survived each encounter they had with the enemy, how they managed to live with the limited supplies that they had, how they met and made friends not only with their comrades but also with the locals of the place where they were deployed, and how they …

Seeking Help at the VA for PTSD

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War veterans are the ones who usually develop PTSD. This can occur while they are still working with the military or after. Thankfully, the Department of Veterans Affairs has several programs that can help retired soldiers cope up with PTSD. From diagnosing the common symptoms to intensive treatment, the VA has you covered. Moreover, they also employ numerous mental health …

11 Common PTSD Myths Debunked

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One challenge that victims of PTSD have to face is the judgment of other people due to misinformation. Because of the myths surrounding this medical condition, the relationships of the patient with his or her loved ones are often strained. The prejudice and maltreatment of PTSD patients have been around ever since human beings started to wage wars against each …

Annotative Essay on the book: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front,’ by E.M. Remarque

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When soldiers are sent to the trenches of war, amongst the necessity for their rifles, daily food rations and combat boots, there is also a necessity for them to have left their loved ones behind. No families are allowed on the front lines, for just as a man would never masturbate in front of his dear mother; neither would he …

Annotative Essay on the book: ‘Cures for Hunger,’ by Deni Bechard

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Literary Pacing An Annotative Essay on: Cures for Hunger, by Deni Bechard Pacing is when athletes spread out their strength and power over a period of time rather than in short bursts; longer distance runners use the technique, as well as swimmers and bicyclists. Pacing helps an athlete save themselves for the entirety of a competition/sport rather than just the …

Notes: Serving the Memory in Memoir

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Serving the Memory Why do we chose to write memoir instead of fiction? Fiction: When you think you know it. Memoir: When you want to figure it out. Memoir: when did the real story being with me? The incident, the wedge moment, when things came together and began. Example: If something inspires you to write about your childhood, then write …