The War Within: One More Step at a Time (Volume 27) (Doonesbury)

The War Within: One More Step at a Time (Volume 27) (Doonesbury) by G. B. Trudeau 0740762028 9780740762024
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The initial stages of B.D.s recovery from losing a leg in Iraq were dramatically portrayed in The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time, but his healing journey was far from over. As this powerful sequel shows, the war within can be a long and lonely struggle, hardly the life of a glamorous amputee imagined by his daughters jealous classmate. With his coaching job at Walden re-secured and the marathon PT sessions paying off, B.D.s return to normalcy seems to be progressing well. But those who love him see alarming signs of trouble, namely anger and alcohol.First theres the punching of an MP. Then theres the daily breakfast of beer, a subject not open for discussion even with a best-intentioned friend like Mike Doonesbury. And the screaming at night isnt very Christmassy, Boopsie notes. As B.D. admits to his doctor, Id rather sleep with my weapon than my wife! How messed up is that? Messed up enough that our wounded warrior forces himself to begin circling the local Vet Center, where he is gently and skillfully reeled in by a remarkable counselor and fellow Vietnam Vet named Elias. Their sessions together form an extraordinary and moving chronicle of catharsis and coming-to-terms. The words Welcome home, soldier, are powerful and transformative, and B.D. is fortunate in finally getting to a place where he can hear them.Proceeds from sales ofThe War Withinbenefit Fisher House.

Author: G. B. Trudeau

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 110

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publication Date: 2006-08-01


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