Today’s new release is something a little different – a military memoir. While not my typical read, the ratings on this book are fantastic (34 out of 34 5* ratings on Goodreads!), so I have agreed to review it (will come later). Please check this one out if you like memoirs, and even if you don’t, you might still enjoy it.
An intense, artful, and heartfelt U.S. military memoir detailing accounts of war-fighting in Baghdad, Iraq, Border Patrol in Yuma, Arizona, and Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Stephen Paul Register moved around often as a child in the American South. He settled in Nashville before joining the Tennessee National Guard. He was deployed to to Baghdad, Iraq and Kuwait for over 16 months from 2003 to 2004. He served in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and also had the duty of supporting Border Patrol in Yuma, Arizona. Stephen attended Belmont University in Nashville from 2005 to 2008 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and the Arts. He then went on to Yale University to earn his Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, where he graduated in 2011. He now lives with his wife Anna in Nashville.
Stephen Paul Register has a philosophers mind, an artists heart, and a writing style that beautifully reflects a lifetime of profound experiences. From his upbringing in the American South to his ivy league graduate education at Yale University, Register has travelled the world over as a student, a nomad and a soldier. Register’s voice is often Hemingwayesque in its control and simplicity, and yet, on occasion, it blossoms beautifully into an overflow of nearly Proustian extravagance.
A new military memoir now available from ReFryed Publishing entitled MEANTIME: The Aesthetics of Soldiering, by Stephen P. Register. Stephen fought in the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad, sentineled the border between Arizona and Mexico in support of U.S. Border Patrol, and served in disaster relief efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. After being honorably discharged he went on to earn his Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. Presently he lives with his wife Anna in Nashville, Tennessee. Contact him on Facebook, Twitter, or visit his website at http://www.stephenpaulregister.com.