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This review is from: My Share of the Task: A Memoir (Hardcover)
I just finished a book called "A Flowershop in Baghdad" and was spellbound and filled with admiration for our troops, I thought this would be more of the same. But I was wrong! Where "Flowershop" was heartfelt, funny, inspiring, relatable and gave me an real inside view of what really happens when our troops are deployed. This book was more like a manual for a General and I was really put off by the lack of "color" of the stories. If you are looking to be inspired by the actions of our troops, I wouldn't recommend this book. Unless you are looking for a "how to manual". Although "A Flowershop..." was written by a Major, he seemed to be more in touch with the greatness of America, the thoughts of the Iraqi Soldiers (instead of Afghans), and the inspiring mix taking you on an emotional roller coaster. If you are looking for "The real story" along with an inspirational, Americal loving tale - get "A Flowershop in Baghdad."
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2013 12:13:13 PM PST
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prairie woman says:
Thank you for your review. I read the reviews for Flowershop in Baghdad and it's true no one ever hears the positive side of a military presence and how they help and inspire a community. A classmate of mine had a son who was stationed in Afghanistan and he wrote of how children there were going barefoot in the snow. She organized a huge drive and got donations of thousands of shoes that were sent. I don't think that made the national news. General McChrystal's book from what I read is more about his experiences and I don't know how it could compare. I did watch his interview on Fox news with Hannity and he appeared very well spoken, articulate, and actually told some very touching stories. I haven't read this book yet, so I guess I can't make a valid opinion, but I am going to check it out. I was also a military wife--my husband retired awhile ago! I'd also like to read Flowershop in Baghdad. Sounds like a great book!
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