Eat the Apple

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Matt Young’s memoir, Eat the Apple, recounts his days as a member of the US Marine Corps fighting in Iraq. At 18, Young was lost in his life. One night as he was driving home drunk, he crashed into a fire hydrant. Hours later, he came upon a Marine recruiting center and decided right then and there he would become part of the Marine Corps. He later documents his time with the Marines both during basic training and his four-year deployment to Iraq.

Matt’s story is brutally honest, and he spares no detail. He masterfully describes every single detail of his service and his and his brothers-in-arms’ thoughts and feelings. He recounts every single incident his unit participated in while in Iraq, such as urinating on dead terrorists’ corpses and detaining and interrogating a 12-year-old boy. He also tells about the tough culture of the Marines and describes how new recruits go through brutal hazing rituals so they can become true Marines.

I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who enjoys military memoirs.


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Author Matt Young
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date 2018-Feb-27
ISBN 9781632869500
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Issue June 2018
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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