New PDF release: Kissed by the Taliban: My Unrequited Love of Reporting and

By Carmen Gentile

ISBN-10: 1510729682

ISBN-13: 9781510729681

On September nine, 2010, whereas embedded with a military unit and conversing with locals in a small village in japanese Afghanistan, journalist Carmen Gentile was once struck within the face via a rocket-propelled grenade. Inexplicably, the grenade didn't explode and Gentile survived, albeit with the best aspect of his face shattered and blinded in a single eye.

Making concerns worse, his engagement was once at the ropes and his fiancée absent from his bedside.

Kissed by way of the Taliban chronicles the author's various missteps and shortcomings whereas coming to phrases with harm and a misplaced love. creative and remarkable surgical procedures could finally keep Gentile's face and eyesight, however the melancholy and trauma that his actual and emotional accidents proved a far tougher restoration. eventually, Gentile might locate that returning to front strains and carrying on with the paintings he enjoyed was once the one approach to turn into complete again.

Gentile recounts the actual and psychological restoration which incorporated a month of staring in basic terms on the flooring on medical professionals' orders, a conflict with opiate-induced constipation and a background of drug dependancy, evening terrors born of post-traumatic rigidity, the Jedi-like powers of normal David Petraeus, and discovering normalcy below falling mortars in an Afghan valley. the result's an unapologetic, self-deprecating, sometimes cringeworthy, and continually candid account of loss and redemption.

Kissed by means of the Taliban additionally gains the author's images from the sector that depict the realities of existence in Afghanistan for squaddies and civilians alike.

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