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The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time: A Doonesbury Book (Doonesbury Books)

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ISBN13: 9780740753855
ISBN10: 0740753851
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Thousands of U.S. soldiers have suffered grievous wounds in Iraq, but only one of them is a Doonesbury character. This special collection chronicles seven months of cutting-edge cartooning, during which B.D. — and readers of the strip — got an up-close schooling in a kind of personal transformation no one seeks.

Deprived not only of leg but also his ubiquitous trademark helmet, B.D. survives first-response Baghdad triage, evacuation to Landstuhl's surgeon-rich environment, and visits by innumerable morale-boosting celebs, both red and blue in hue. He's awed in turn by morphine, take-no-guff nurses, his fellow amps, and his family, including the daughter who hand-delivers succor, one aspirin at a time.

Transferred stateside to Walter Reed's Ward 57, B.D. is inspired by the wisdom of physiatrists, warmed by the dedicated ministrations of real-life fellow-amp heroes like Jim the Milkshake Man, and dazzled by high-tech prostheses that cost more than luxury cars. He's annoyed by his own bouts with self-pity, by the bedside awkwardness of friends more comfortable regarding his stump from e-mail distance, and by Zonk's unwavering commitment to supplementing his care with organic meds.

As their journey continues, B.D. and Boopsie are cared for by Fisher House, a home-next-door-to-the-hospital for families whose lives revolve around therapy. B.D. finds himself painfully engaged in building his future, one sadistically difficult physical therapy session at a time. "To Lash, Helga, and the Marquis!" toast the band of differently limbed brethren, raising their glasses to their PT masters as they prepare for reentry into the ambulatory world.

From rebuilding tissue to rebuilding social skills to rebuilding lives, B.D's inspiring, insightful, and darkly humorous story confirms that it can take a village, or at least a ward, to raise a soldier when he's gone down. "Thank you for getting blown up," offers one of B.D.'s visiting players. Replies the coach, "Just doing my job."

Review:

"The Long Road Home...reminded me why Doonesbury has managed to endure so long....Trudeau is a great comic writer whose devotion to politics and capacity for moral outrage are apparently undiminished...but he is a great comic writer first..." Kurt Andersen, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

On a road outside Fallujah, an RPG blows apart a Humvee and upends the life of a former football star. As a medevac chopper swoops down, the wounded Guardsman hears, "Not your time, bro. Not today," and his remarkable healing journey begins.

About the Author

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Doonesbury is currently in its 34th year, tracking its eighth presidential administration in more than 1,400 newspapers throughout the global village. G. B. Trudeau maintains his home in Manhattan and his Web presence, refreshed daily, at www.doonesbury.com.

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madashell, October 13, 2006 (view all comments by madashell)
I haven't read it yet, but I'm familiar with Trudeau's work and am looking forward to this new book. It is, as far as I know, the only one of its kind, and sadly needed, both for the veterans and for those who don't know how to deal with them. If a little humor can help, then it's a blessing. But the long road to home will only be reached when the vastness of the sacrifice has been realized as
insignificant in the larger picture of an unnecessary, unprovoked, immoral and possibly illegal war. Such realization may lead to the repulsion of war for all time - and that's a good thing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780740753855
Subtitle:
One Step at a Time
Foreword by:
Senator John McCain
Author:
Trudeau, G. B.
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Cartoons and comics
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Doonesbury Books
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6 in 5.46 oz
Age Level:
from 15

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Product details 96 pages Andrews McMeel Publishing - English 9780740753855 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Long Road Home...reminded me why Doonesbury has managed to endure so long....Trudeau is a great comic writer whose devotion to politics and capacity for moral outrage are apparently undiminished...but he is a great comic writer first..." Kurt Andersen
"Synopsis" by , On a road outside Fallujah, an RPG blows apart a Humvee and upends the life of a former football star. As a medevac chopper swoops down, the wounded Guardsman hears, "Not your time, bro. Not today," and his remarkable healing journey begins.
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