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Fobbit By David Abrams

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Fobbit By David Abrams

$15.00 $11.20


Fobbit \'f-bit\, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative.

In the satirical tradition of Catch-22 and M*A*S*HFobbit takes us into the chaotic world of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base Triumph. The Forward Operating base, or FOB, is like the back-office of the battlefield where people eat and sleep, and where a lot of soldiers have what looks suspiciously like a desk job. Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions, and a lot of the senior staff are more concerned about getting to the chow hall in time for the Friday night all-you-can-eat seafood special than worrying about little things like military strategy.

Darkly humorous and based on the author's own experiences in Iraq, Fobbit is a fantastic debut that shows us a behind-the-scenes portrait of the real Iraq war.

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat; Original edition (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780802120328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802120328
  • ASIN: 0802120326
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.1 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
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