A Deployment to Afghanistan
Ridiculosity is a behind-the-scenes satirical look at life in a war zone.
Want to see the group dynamic of 5 strangers tasked with collecting information in a hostile environment from people who don’t speak English? Maybe you’re curious about what soldiers do in their down time when the 12-hour day ends? Wondered who and what deploys to a war zone, voluntarily or volun-told?
All that and much more is detailed in Ridiculosity. You get a break down of the players, the bureaucratic army bullsh!t, and the usual assclownery that happens between soldiers – plus my thoughts on the military, veterans, politicians, the American way of life and my way of processing the deployment nonsense when I finally returned home.
My last deployment was to Afghanistan in 2010. I emailed family and friends snippets of our daily lives. They wanted to know – and I found telling it was therapeutic. This book, Ridiculosity – a Deployment to Afghanistan, is based on those emails.
The characters are real, but some details have been changed. We collectively endured a year-plus separation from our family and friends in a hostile country, with a control freak boss. It wasn’t pretty, but it could’ve been much worse.
Crack the book to peek behind the curtain of my deployment to Afghanistan.