EAN-139780802120328   EAN-13 barcode 9780802120328
Product NameFobbit
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:8.19 inches / Length:5.2 inches / Weight:0.95 pounds / Width:1.18 inches
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Width1.2 inches    (convert)
Height8.2 inches    (convert)
Length5.2 inches    (convert)
Weight15.2 ounces    (convert)
AuthorDavid Abrams
Page Count372
Long Description
Fobbit \’fä-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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