This book hurt to read. I am a former member of the US Army and spent a year in Iraq, and came back with more than souvenirs. This book addressed the hurt and brokenness of PTSD better than I've ever seen before. The sheer anxiety and mistrust you have towards your own mind, the fear of failure and desire to shut yourself away from humanity. The terror at the prospect of loving someone, of having emotions once again after that particular point of weakness in your personal armor was blown open. I had to put this book down because it hurt to read. I'm glad I picked it back up.