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Kissed by the Taliban: My Unrequited Love of Reporting and by Carmen Gentile PDF

By Carmen Gentile

On September nine, 2010, whereas embedded with a military unit and conversing with locals in a small village in jap Afghanistan, journalist Carmen Gentile used to be struck within the face by way of a rocket-propelled grenade. Inexplicably, the grenade didn't explode and Gentile survived, albeit with the fitting part of his face shattered and blinded in a single eye.

Making issues worse, his engagement was once at the ropes and his fiancée absent from his bedside.

Kissed via the Taliban chronicles the author's various missteps and shortcomings whereas coming to phrases with damage and a misplaced love. creative and extraordinary surgical procedures may finally retailer Gentile's face and eyesight, however the melancholy and trauma that his actual and emotional accidents proved a far tougher restoration. finally, Gentile could locate that returning to front strains and carrying on with the paintings he enjoyed used to be the single technique to develop into entire again.

Gentile recounts the actual and psychological restoration which incorporated a month of staring in simple terms on the floor on medical professionals' orders, a conflict with opiate-induced constipation and a heritage of drug habit, evening terrors born of post-traumatic pressure, the Jedi-like powers of basic David Petraeus, and discovering normalcy less than falling mortars in an Afghan valley. the result's an unapologetic, self-deprecating, sometimes cringeworthy, and consistently candid account of loss and redemption.

Kissed by way of the Taliban additionally gains the author's images from the sphere that depict the realities of existence in Afghanistan for squaddies and civilians alike.

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