Thank you for my service
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New York : Bantam Books, [2019].
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First edition.
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210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans Members of the military's special operations branches share a closely guarded secret: They love their jobs. They relish the opportunity to fight. They are thankful for it, even, and hopeful that maybe, possibly, they'll also get to kill a bunch of bad guys while they're at it. You don't necessarily need to thank them for their service--the pleasure is all theirs. In this hilarious and personal memoir, readers ride shotgun alongside former Army Ranger and private military contractor and current social media phenomenon Mat Best, into the action and its aftermath, both abroad and at home. From surviving a skin infection in the swampy armpit of America (aka Columbus, Georgia) to kicking down doors on the outskirts of Ramadi, from blowing up a truck full of enemy combatants to witnessing the effects of a suicide bombing right in front of your face, Thank You for My Service gives readers who love America and love the good guys fresh insight into what it's really like inside the minds of the men and women on the front lines. It's also a sobering yet steadying glimpse at life for veterans after the fighting stops, when the enemy becomes self-doubt or despair and you begin to wonder why anyone should be thanking you for anything, least of all your service. How do you keep going when something you love turns you into somebody you hate? For veterans and their friends and families, Thank You for My Service will offer comfort, in the form of a million laughs, and counsel, as a blueprint for what to do after the war ends and the real fight begins. And for civilians, this is the insider account of military life you won't find anywhere else, told with equal amounts of heart and balls. It's Deadpool meets Captain America , except one went to business school and one went to therapy, and it's anyone's guess which is which.
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"Mat Best may be the only man alive known for both crazy-intense military ops and crazy-funny YouTube videos. In Freedom On!, he uses the gallows humor and ribald sensibility that earned him over a million Facebook followers to tell his personal story of military service and the bumpy transition to civilian life and successful entrepreneurship. Beginning as a teenager in a military family dealing with 9/11, continuing through the intensity of four years as an Army Ranger and five years as a private military contractor, and concluding with one of the most meaningful moments in Best's life--screening a movie he wrote, produced, and starred in for soldiers deployed overseas--Best gives readers a fuller sense of the person they might only know from his major online and video persona. With equal amounts of heart and balls, this is the unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military book that vets and civilians alike have been waiting for"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Best, M., Patterson, R., & Parker, N. (2019). Thank you for my service. First edition. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Best, Mat, Ross, Patterson and Nils, Parker. 2019. Thank You for My Service. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Best, Mat, Ross, Patterson and Nils, Parker, Thank You for My Service. New York: Bantam Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Best, Mat,, Ross Patterson, and Nils Parker. Thank You for My Service. First edition. New York: Bantam Books, 2019. Print.

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