Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails

Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails

A Memoir

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Following the success of Jarhead , Anthony Swofford assumed he had exorcised his military demons -- but as every veteran knows, that isn't exactly how it works. In these searing, courageous pages, Swofford struggles to make sense of what his military service meant, and to decide -- after nearly ending it -- what his life can and should become.

Consumed by drugs, booze, fast cars and the wrong women, Swofford almost lost everything and everyone that mattered to him. Embarking on a series of RV trips with his dying father, a Vietnam vet, in an attempt to heal their difficult relationship, and meeting a like-minded woman (who will become his wife) in a chance encounter, Swofford begins to grapple with his volatile past and forge a path toward redemption.

HOTELS, HOSPITALS, AND JAILSis a must-read memoir that raises essential questions about masculinity, about fathers and sons, and about love.
Publisher: New York :, Twelve
Copyright Date: ♭2012
ISBN: 9781619690912
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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