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Kissed by the Taliban

My Unrequited Love of Reporting and the Wrong Woman



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Kissed by the Taliban by Carmen Gentile
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The author is an international journalist whose work has been featured in USA Today, ABC News, TIME, Newsweek, and many others. He has relationships with many major news outlets. The author was struck in the face with an RPG while on assignment with an Army unit if Afghanistan and survived. The story received extensive coverage at the time, including stories at the USA Today and NPR. The author explains battling his symptoms of PTSD following his injury. Of the more than 2.7 million veterans of the Iran and Afghanistan wars, more than 500,000 report similar issues. The story has a much larger audience than traditional war narratives. The author also focuses equally on coping with a broken engagement and romantic misadventures and discusses how his recovery conflicts with a past history of drug use, therefore expanding the audience base beyond those with military interest.

Author Biography

Carmen Gentile is a journalist who has written for some of the world's leading publications, including the New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today, and many others. He has covered both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, embedding with soldiers on the front line. His work has also taken him to Nigeria, where he reported on the continuing unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta. He began his international reporting career in the late 1990s when he was based in Cairo, Egypt.
Release date NZ
March 22nd, 2018
Color photos; 16 Illustrations, unspecified
Country of Publication
United States
Skyhorse Publishing
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