From the Publisher
[November 2002, Bloomington, Ind.]
How Cool is Khaki?
New Book Depicts 9/11 and Army Life from a Gen-X Perspective.
Rarely are the words "cool" or "hip" used to describe military life, but a unique new book from Unlimited Publishing LLC titled "To Benning and Back" may change the way young adults view what serving their country means in post-9/11 America.
"To Benning and Back: The Making of a Citizen Soldier" recounts the daily, blow-by-blow journal entries of NYC-based actor Monroe Mann, as he completed Basic Training and Officer Candidate School, became an officer in the Army National Guard, and saw duty at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001.
On October 7, 2002, Mann (Age 25) appeared on CNNs Wolf Blitzer Reports in a lively broadcast highlighting Manns remarkable life as an actor, "gung-ho motivator," author of two books, and as a "Citizen Soldier" in the Army National Guard who served in NYC on 9/11. This book tells the rest of the story.
Written in the style and language of todays youth, "To Benning and Back" speaks to young Americans on their own terms, offering a refreshing new view of duty, honor and country for the 21st century.
About the Author
Monroe Mann is a citizen-soldier. In the civilian world, he is a professional actor; the founder and president of the Unstoppable Actors Business School in New York City; the CEO of Loco Dawn Films, LLC; and the author of the best-selling inspirational guidebook for artists, "The Theatrical Juggernaut: The Psyche of the Star." One weekend a month, and two weeks a year, however, and whenever duty calls, he is Second Lieutenant Mann, Military Intelligence, United States Army. Hooah.