What’s it like to be an 18-year-old US Marine facing a tour of duty in Iraq? If you’ve ever been curious about what motivates a young marine to sign up, and what it’s like to do that job, you’ll want to read Eat the Apple, by Matt Young.

Matt served three tours of duty in Iraq, and his memoir of that period — of joining up, being there, going back again, and finally coming home — is an aggressively honest and creatively written account of his experiences before, during, and after his life as a marine. 

In this podcast BCB host Jo Jenkins talks with Matt about his life as a marine, the writing choices he made putting together this book, and what his audience can expect when they go to hear him speak at Eagle Harbor Books on  Thursday April 19 at 7pm. You won’t want to miss it! 

Credits: BCB host: Jo Jenkins; audio tech: Chris Walker; audio editor and publisher: Diane Walker.