Books

In All Seriousness, a Local Marine's Joker One

A Friend of Unfair Park who read my Memorial Day item points our direction toward Monday's episode of Fresh Air, during which Terry Gross spoke with former Marine Donovan Campbell about new book Joker One, his recently published (and well-received) memoir about his tours of duty in Iraq. (The interview was a rebroadcast of a March 5 Fresh Air.) A Princeton grad, Campbell and his family now live in Dallas; he's a manager at PepsiCo and had been during his time in the service.

At left you'll find a good chunk of the book available for preview. Last month, Random House also made a trailer for the book, and Grapevine-based Caffeinated Studios is responsible for the book's Web site. Dispatches and A Rumor of War never had one of those.

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