An underemployed, skateboarding party animal, Colby Buzzell traded a dead- end future for the army–and ended up as a machine gunner in Iraq. To make. An underemployed, skateboarding party animal, Colby Buzzell traded a dead- end future for the army—and ended up as a machine gunner in Iraq. To make. “The experience of war has produced some extraordinary writing, classics of reporting and memoir. My War is destined to join that list. Colby Buzzell, a young .

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The way in which a punk-rock skateboarder navigated the Army gives him a compelling voice and take on the Iraq war.

Since the media doesn’t give accurate reports, I would refer you to this book. Seriously, if this is your cup of tea, then this book is a must read. One of many first-person accounts of the current War. This book is the story of a slacker’s search for change and excitement, his experience as a soldier in Iraq, and his thoughts on buxzell operation of the Army and the war in Iraq.

He served for two years, including about a year in Iraq, and now lives in Los Angeles. Give[s] us a much deeper understanding of the kllling. Colby tells the story of most Americans up to the point where he becomes a soldier and undergoes this complete transformation from fratty punk kid to wild animal under attack.

The subtitle, “Killing Time in Iraq” is right on, and that’s both what makes it a kind of tedious read and so insistent. Buzzell is blunt and spares no one—place, person or himself. Jul 02, Lauren rated it liked it. Colby Buzzell, on the other hand, was by all accounts looking for a way to pass the time.


My War: Killing Time in Iraq

The terror is some of the best combat writing I’ve ever read. My War is still one of the best memoirs written about the Iraq War An extraordinary account of the war in Iraq. I found it extremely refreshing how he isn’t afraid to make himself look bad. Sep 22, Ailsa rated it really liked it. It was a subject I decided to stay blissfully ignorant of but I am happy I got the chance to read this story and get a better understanding of what American soldiers went through and are still going through in Iraq.

A Dead-End Journey nuzzell, which I plan on reading in the near future.


It’s hard to remember now, but blogging was kind of a new thing back then. I have a million little sticky notes highlight my favorite parts or the things I found to be the most interesting. My only complaint cklby that the book starts to slow down around the halfway point. He toys with the idea of protesting the war, but not because he’s decided he’s against it. Buzell’s take on war is a good chance to see what the majority of troops actually experience: Other editions – View all My War: A two-year enlistment in the army timr to sound like a pretty good deal.


He takes aim at just about everyone with his sarcasm, from President Bush, the media, the antiwar movement and his superiors. On a trip home to see his wife on leave a stewardness commented, “Iraq can’t be as bad as the televion news show us, right? People from all over the world were reading his blog.

My War: Killing Time in Iraq – Colby Buzzell – Google Books

My War is the real deal reportage from the ground. The writing is not amazing, but the guy’s got a really solid voice and his story-telling is very honest and funny. He always kept a journal, so he decided to start a blog, My Warto share his experiences in Mosul, Iraq with the rest nuzzell the world.

It’s the most vulgar of the lot, with plenty of profanity to heighten the intensity. And those deployed to Iraq were taking advantage of the medium for a variety of purposes as well.

I was excited, perhaps the more correct term is intrigued, to start reading a first hand account on the war in Iraq. I thought about it for a second, and then I told him that I would name my M ,illing.