Posts Tagged ‘Military’

Excerpt: Loon by Jack McLean

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The following is an excerpt from Loon: A Marine Story, Jack McLean’s memoir about joining the Marine Corps in the mid-sixties. Be sure to check out Chris Teja’s interview with McLean.
Chapter One
June 6, 1968.
It had already been a long day, and dawn had yet to break.
On his hands and knees, Bill Matthews scampered up over [...]

Ragged Edges: Diablo Cody interviews Lily Burana

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Stripper-turned-”Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody talks with stripper-turned-Army wife Lily Burana about her new memoir, I Love a Man in Uniform.

Excerpt: I Love a Man in Uniform by Lily Burana

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

“Regardless of her motive, when a wife shields herself from controversy, the strength of her buttressing is bulldog tough. It’s not a Green Curtain. Sweetie, it’s a brick wall.”
The ramifications of vowing “for better or for worse” in a military marriage are heightened—I’m attached, by law and in spirit, to my husband, and by association, [...]

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