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Eat the Apple

by Matt Young

Eat the Apple by Matt Young X
Eat the Apple by Matt Young
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2018, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 26, 2019, 272 pages

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A modern war classic in the making and a powerful coming-of-age story that maps the insane geography of our times.

Truth is stranger than fiction. Matt Young's memoir tackles the space in between truth and fiction to highlight his essential theme: war sucks but people keep taking a bite out of it. The title comes from a Marine Corps quip "Eat the Apple, F*#* the Corps" muttered when the going gets tough, as it often does.

From the first moment of Marine Corps enlistment through boot camp and three deployments to Iraq, Young remembers his experiences in short episodes. A cinematic attention to setting is juxtaposed with the author's interior sense of being. Short, creative chapters flash forward and back in time. Chapter titles like "Choose Your Own Adventure", "How to Feel Ashamed for Things You Never Did", "Meeting the Mortar God" and "Brothers" summon the reader behind the scenes of the military and also into the musings of this one particular Marine. Many of the chapters stand alone;...

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