Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Into It: Carl Hiaasen ; Bestselling Novelist Carl Hiaasen, What Are You

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Into It: Carl Hiaasen ; Bestselling Novelist Carl Hiaasen, What Are You

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... Reading?

I'm reading a book called What Was Asked of Us [by Trish Wood and Bobby Muller]. It's a collection of first-person accounts of the Iraq war from war veterans. [The authors] let them talk about what they were told, what they believed, and what happened. They are some of the most moving, heartbreaking, and infuriating things you'll ever read. These are just men and women who went over to do a job - real, true heroes - and they had no idea what they were getting into. One example is a guy in the Army talking about rolling into Baghdad and how they were begging and begging for armor for their Humvees, and for vests once the IEDs [improvised explosive devices] started. In this guy's case, it never came. It just gives you chills.

... Listening to?

In my car, my CD player has the new Tom Petty album; I've got The Eagles "Hell Freezes Over." I have "Revolver" by The Beatles, and I've got an album that hasn't been released yet. It's a collection of rarities by Warren Zevon, who was a friend of mine. …

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