Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir – Book Review by Jerry Liu

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In this video YouTube MGTOW Vlogger Jerry Liu discusses Michael Anthony’s memoir Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir. [Jerry’s bio from YouTube: I studied philosophy, politics, and economics in college at University of Pennsylvania. I’ve always been intellectually curious. This channel explores the immigrant experience, sex/gender issues, evolutionary biology/psychology, relationships, parenting, politics, culture and history. Basically, I’m here to explore society …

School Library Journal Review of Veteran’s PTSD Memoir

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A recent review from the School Library Journal regarding Civilianized: “Teens who have grown up witnessing America’s involvement in wars and who may know veterans who experienced warfare firsthand will be drawn to this raw, unsentimental memoir. Upon returning home, Anthony-who spent the previous year in Iraq assisting doctors during surgery in a combat support hospital-realizes that he misses the …

PTSD Treatment and Symptoms in Veterans

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Are you or do you know of anyone suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Another name for this condition is combat stress or shell shock, which is often the consequence of a life-threatening event or severe trauma. Shock is a natural reaction of the body and mind when subjected to extreme pressure; however, PTSD happens when your nervous system remains …

C-Span BookTV Interview – Michael Anthony talks about ‘Soldiers Earning Awards,’ and saying ‘Thank You For Your Service.’

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A few months ago I had an interview appear on C-Span BookTV . In the interview I talked about my newest book Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir, (“[D]ark humored…” Kirkus, “A must read.” – Colby Buzzell) a memoir about my return home from the Iraq war. In this clip I discuss soldiers who chase after awards and also that pesky question “how …

Why The Pick-Up Artist Community Could Be Good For Veterans With PTSD

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[Note: With the publication of my newest book, Civilianized, which includes stories of veterans with PTSD, and Pick-up Artists, I thought the following post might be appropriate.] Pick-Up Artists AND Veterans? What’s the deal? The chaotic and disturbing ordeal that US military veterans went through during the recent wars has left a sizeable portion of them in a harrowing state of trauma and shock. …

C-Span Interview – Michael Anthony talks about ‘Soldiers Earning Awards,’ and saying ‘Thank You For Your Service.’

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This is a partial clip from my C-Span BookTV interview. The talk took place at Porter Square books in Cambridge, and it was a talk about my newest book Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir, a book about my return home from the Iraq War. In this clip I discuss soldiers who chase after awards and also that pesky question “how do …

Why U.S. Veterans Are Returning From The Wars And Flocking To The Pick Up Artist Community

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The term Pick Up Artist or PUA community may sound ordinary and uninteresting to many people; thus, you may wonder why U.S. war veterans are flocking to these groups or sites. What makes this group different from others, and what does it have to offer for U.S. veterans in particular? What is the PUA community? The Pick Up Artist community …

Alternative Therapies for Veterans with PTSD

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There are more than fifty thousand veterans in the United States today. A significant portion of which have experienced, in one way or another, a sort of unforgettable and traumatic event during their tour of duty. When these incidents create frequent and negative emotional personal responses, coupled with physical injury and other physical or psychological illnesses, a person is most …

10 Alternative Therapies for Veterans with PTSD

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PTSD is a serious condition that affects many of the veterans and soldiers coming back from war zones. Although there may be no physical signs of trauma, the condition manifests itself through mental or psychological symptoms that could negatively affect the quality of life of soldiers and veterans when they finally come home. PTSD Causes & Symptoms  Generally speaking, PTSD is …