Although, the majority of reviews would appear to be written by former members of the Army, don't be fooled into thinking that Picking up the Brass is only of value to ex-squaddies. It may never grace the same shelf as Sun Tzu's Art of War, or sit comfortably with the War Memoirs of some great General or other. It is, however, as valuable an insight to the mentality of the average military man, as the reader is likely to ever get. All delivered with a smattering of squaddie speak, laced with often in-appropriate humor in a style reminiscent of Spike Milligan's - Hitler My Part in His Downfall.
To anyone with any connection to the Armed Forces, especially the close family and friends still struggling to understand how their Little Johnny could leave one morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to serve his country. Then return a few months later a depraved, drunken womanizer, speaking in a foreign language and displaying a completely warped sense of humour. The answers are here.