Anthony Swofford, Writer: Jarhead. Anthony Swofford was born on August 12, in Fairfield, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jarhead . [last lines]. Anthony ‘Swoff’ Swofford: A story. A man fires a rifle for many years. and he goes to war. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever. In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the.

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But that book left me feeling that the Marine Corp were our American heroes. Planning of Marine’s first meal on return home. This man goes to war all geared up and ready to go. Staying up late, jacking off, playing Metroid – trying to get to that ninth level?

Anthony Swofford

Soldiers fight because they have no choice, because even though they wish they had never joined they’re stuck there now, and because that is where the outlet for their addiction is provided. You don’t have any rights. The focus of this book is to tell the story of why he became a marine, the transition into military life, and his time with the Surveillance and Target Acquisition STA platoon.

A man fires a rifle for many years.

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That Jarhead is me. You think I’ll accidentally kill your homeboy from boot camp? This book reminded me of another novel, Catch, although not as witty as that famous satire. I recall the swoffoed that broke out after the unfortunate event with the Marine and the video of his wife with another man. Discussing in detail, every woman the Marine has ever fucked.


He has revealed a view of a world within our world that I could jarhea have seen otherwise. It was Christmas Eve, and I was just thinking about home.

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And when male friends were talking about conflicts in their younger lives at school, I saw that Swofford was truly showing a male perspective, because there were similarities in motivations and reactions and group behaviour. The sad thing is, I still hear news about friendly fires until now.

Apr 08, Brianna Jensen rated it really liked it. The author seems to focus on all the seedier aspects that are present in Marine Corps life – at least the life of some Marines such as drinking, drugs, violence, sleeping around with prostitutes, and people serving for God knows what reason nothing patriotic or even as practical as money for college and presents this as the way the whole Marine Corps organization is designed to function.

Instead, Swofford recounts his own experience in the Marine Corps, first as a line grunt in training and then as a member of the elite Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon that is, a member of the sniper squad.

Jarhead : A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford

This is not an easy book to read. I’m lying on my rack in my skivvies and I’m paging through this book with my dick-skinners while occasionally stopping to pop a rhubarb and custard sweet into my cum receptacle. This book had expectations that were too high for it to reach.

Anthony Swofford was a U. I’m grateful to the author for his labour in writing of his experience, and for his honesty – this is a warts and all account. Just age old hatred? As a side note, it was quite interesting to get up close and sqofford with the introduction of the very first Barrett sniper rifles as they were released in a small number to all branches of the military, SF, SEAL, Sniper teams etc before the Gulf war officially kicked off.


After reading this memoir of Jarheav Swofford I found that I can definitely recommend this book to others. Biography portal United States Marine Corps portal. Swofford does not tell his story strictly chronologically, nor swofforf he try to balance accounts of the characters or explain their background in the stories. Maybe those in charge should have a read before they consider sending troops into battle next time, it’ll certaintly make them reconsider.

Swofford is a jqrhead accomplished reader as well, which made hearing the author’s presentation of his work doubly enjoyable. Swofford returned to college, doing a variety of jobs to pay his way. Matter of fact, I ain’t even here, Swoff. Swoff’s Sister Dendrie Taylor But I doubt they all happened to this one unlucky Marine. Okay, yeah, sure, fine. You’re telling us what we can and can’t say to the press.

During a monologue, Swofford realizes that all of his jahead and effort to achieve the elite status as a marine sniper is meaningless in modern warfare; it was an arduous and glorious path that led nowhere. He isn’t sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing; he didn’t want to die, after all. Published November 11th by Scribner first published January 1st