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  • By David Abrams
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This is a fantastic debut that shows a behind-the-scenes portrait of the real Iraq war.

Fobbit \'fa-bit\, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative.

In the satirical tradition of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H, Fobbit takes us into the chaotic world of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base Triumph. The Forward Operating base, or FOB, is like the back-office of the battlefield - where people eat and sleep, and where a lot of soldiers have what looks suspiciously like a desk job. Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions, and a lot of the senior staff are more concerned about getting to the chow hall in time for the Friday night all-you-can-eat seafood special than worrying about little things like military strategy.

Darkly humorous and based on the author's own experiences in Iraq, Fobbit is a fantastic debut that shows us a behind-the-scenes portrait of the real Iraq war.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780802120328
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780802120328
    • Publication Date: 09/12/2012
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: David Abrams
    • Page Count: 372
    • Width: 5.20 inches
    • Height: 1.20 inches
    • Length: 8.20 inches
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