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Service Disrupted: My Peace Corps Story Paperback – August 6, 2017
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About the Author
Tyler Lloyd served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso from 2012 to 2014. Originally from Kentucky, he currently calls Washington, DC home. When not serving as a federal employee, Tyler enjoys exploring the city on his bike, drinking strong coffee, and telling stories through photography, video, podcasts, and the written word. Service Disrupted: My Peace Corps Story is Tyler’s first book. For more about Tyler and his other works, visit www.tyleredwardlloyd.com.
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This memoir is a 'must read' for anyone who wishes to prepare for the Peace Corps Volunteer. Not only do we discover in this book what is the "Cycle of Vulnerability and Adjustment," and how to best prepare for primitive accommodations, but we experience what it means to practice unconditional love for others, and to love oneself, or die trying. Tyler Lloyd takes us on his journey with him, with us by his side, as we delve together into the good, the bad, and the ugly of the deepest, darkest avenues of the human psyche; into remote lands of beauty, wonder, and danger; where the unfamiliar and bizarre become accepted as commonplace; and into the hearts of people who exceed our expectations. We read about the foundations of the Peace Corps, then specifically about the successful agricultural and economic programs that were started and are still ongoing in Burkina Faso; about modes of transportation and means of sustenance; and about the political and environmental challenges that are difficult to penetrate. We read of the host family who saved Tyler more than once; the friends who became brothers and sisters; we know the lives that were changed and transformed as a result of this one young man's willingness to go and to teach, and to more importantly learn; and in the end, the most important lesson was always about Love.
B.J.Quigg-Hakanson, M.A; B.A.
The four stars, however, are for the structure of the story. I know those three weeks of frightening uncertainty were uppermost in Tyler's mind, but the writing dragged on and on, repeating the same fears and his state of mind over a possible medical situation. I don't want to give anything away, but all his experiences and friendships of two years in the Peace Corps were the real story for the reader.
Y Bark Wuusgo, An y che!
RPCV, Lèba, Burkina Faso, 2011-2013
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