My coworker made me read this book.
I was not looking forward to it because I don’t really like reading non-fiction. I like girly, smart, popular chic lit that makes for good discussion over drinks with girlfriends. But this book made me cry, and I think everyone should read it.
I have never considered myself patriotic or particularly grateful toward those in the military. I have always thought that men in uniform looked nice and worked hard, but I never really thought much about it. Fourth of July has meant hot dogs and fireworks to me, but not much else. Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day has meant days off of work, but nothing more. I hate to admit that, but it is true. This book made me realize just how wrong and aloof I have been. The story of the Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, touched me personally.
Put it on your reading list. Not only will it open your mind, but I think you will like it. I read it as a chore, but I turned the pages with great anticipation. And I have to admit that I even finished it while at work–I closed my door and finished the book, because I couldn’t wait to find out the ending. And right there at my desk, I cried.