An underemployed, skateboarding party animal, Colby Buzzell traded a dead- end future for the army–and ended up as a machine gunner in Iraq. To make. An underemployed, skateboarding party animal, Colby Buzzell traded a dead- end future for the army—and ended up as a machine gunner in Iraq. To make. “The experience of war has produced some extraordinary writing, classics of reporting and memoir. My War is destined to join that list. Colby Buzzell, a young .

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My War: Killing Time in Iraq

Other editions – Lilling all My War: He makes no bones about putting on hard core music before going out in his Stryker to “secure” an area. Colby did not know how to answer her. The images of war he creates in the reader’s mind are like those written in great war novels – but then you realize that this stuff really irxq and still happens every day. He has shockingly good writing technique for someone who was not a career writer and had no inspirations of becoming one.

Two remarkable writers in the same neighborhood: But, with kjlling, it developed a solid character, and then that character became more and more endearing with each new foul word that he used. This is the startlingly honest story of a young man and a war.


Return to Book Page. In Buzzell was profiled in Esquire’s “Best and Brightest” issue and has since contributed frequently to the magazine.

In this book, Buzzell has shown us the war through the eyes of someone who is just like us—heroic in some moments, iraw in others, sad and happy and angry, good and bad, all in turns.

My War: Killing Time in Iraq – Colby Buzzell – Google Books

This has a powerfully revealing effect, deepening our understanding of how strange it can feel to return to civilian life.

Give[s] us a much deeper understanding of the war. Colby Buzzell just was a fuckup stoner living in LA when he decided to join the U. This is seriously a badass and hysterical book! What I loved about Buzzell’s writing is his honesty. And not for the vocational skills, either: While I was going as a oilling and not a soldier, I found this book to be really informative. But most importantly, there’s enough connective tissue in there to take it beyond a disparate collection of things that happened and into literary territory.

Due to the segmented blog entries you don’t get enough of what’s going on behind the blogging to know when those changes occur. I have to wonder if their paths crossed at some point.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Buzzell holds a B. Everyone and anyone who knew Colby read his blog. I ordered this book online and couldn’t wait to dive into it.


He is lampooned in the final twist of the story. Of course you’re going to swear when you are fed up. Paperbackpages.

My War proves that the best blogs really can become the best books. For example, Buzzell says, “[the women] would stare at us but as soon as you made eye contact, they would look away. He served over two years, including a year in Iraq.

His cynical but captivating memoir expands on those viscerally frank and sometimes profane postings. Saturday, June 06, Partly because Colby Buzzell doesn’t killiing like a guy who set out to write the Great Iraq War Memoir—so it has an authenticity that kicks you in the gut.

Quite possibly one of my favourite wartime autobiographies from this century.

It’s interesting and important to see his transformation from a “regular Army guy” to a person who is aware of the consequences of his actions by participating in military “operations.

He then called me a weirdo and walked away. Published September 5th by Dutton Caliber first published Since the media doesn’t give accurate reports, I would refer you colny this book.