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smart + funny = maybe the perfect man is a coward?,
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This review is from: War Reporting for Cowards: Between Iraq and a Hard Place (Paperback)
This book is funny - funnier than the Iraq War and anthrax scares and 9/11 should be. Chris Ayres does a brilliant job of giving enough historical context and journalistic research to feel like we're getting some new understanding of events that we've heard a lot about while also making the story personal. The questions of cowardice that he brings up are interesting - I especially liked the chapter where he talks about coming from a long line of cowards. War Reporting for Cowards is like a new kind of gonzo journalism - but instead of rushing to be part of the action, all Ayres wants is to get out of harms way. It's beach reading that you can feel virtuous about: you'll get all sorts of good gossipy bits on Ayres' own life and behind-the-scenes newspaper stuff, but there's enough serious in there to make it good for you and your brain!
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