Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir

Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir

The publication of Jarhead launched a new career for Anthony Swofford, earning him accolades for its gritty and unexpected portraits of the soldiers who fought in the Gulf War. It spawned a Hollywood movie. It made Swofford famous and wealthy. It also nearly killed him.

Now with the same unremitting intensity he brought to his first memoir, Swofford describes his search for identity, meaning, and a reconciliation with his dying father in the years after he returned… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Swofford is capable of telling stories with a sniper’s precision, but “Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails” hits wide of the mark.

Swofford does a reasonable job of portraying himself as the flawed-though-always-struggling-to-improve victim/beneficiary of his own success.


Book Details  


Publisher: Twelve (June 05, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9781455506729

Page count: 300 pages

File size: 574 KB

Language: English


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