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Posted August 20, 2013
ALL I COULD BE: MY STORY AS A WOMAN WARRIOR IN IRAQ by Miyoko Hikiji is a compelling Memoir/Woman & Military/ Policitics & Government for the 21st century. What a intense,compelling war story of Miyoko Hikiji,her struggles,her sacrifice,and her triumphs. Written in first person of course,it is part history,part her personal revelation and part therapy for her. She was deplored to Iraq in 2003-2004 with the 2133rd Transportation Company with 150 members. She is an Asian-American,a warrior and an amazing author. Well written with intensity,emotional,thought- provoking,and artfully done to share her story with readers everything. The truth about wartime,sacrifice,life and love on and off the battlefield. A powerful story!! If you only read one Military story this year,let it be Ms. Hikiji's memoir. What a compelling tribute to the women who serve their country boldly,bravely,and honorable. I would highly recommend this title especially if you enjoy military stories,fast based stories,memoirs and a great read! Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or author.
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REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Posted June 26, 2013
This a unique view from a woman's perspective about her time in the sand. It raises several important issues concerning women in combat zones. Civilians and military alike can relate to the double standards placed on women and also the thread of romance, a normal part of life, that occurs in this story in an unusual set of circumstances. Even though I was deployed to the same place in Iraq during that same time, I found sections of the book enlightening while it brought back familiar memories. She dares to talk openly about sex (I assure you, in combat men and women are not too tired to have sex; seems the desire is heightened) but in a relationship that is positive which is not something we hear about in the news much these days. It's a war story, a love story that is happy and sad and most definitely real. I highly recommend this book to any reader.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 14, 2013
Many months ago I read the 43 page excerpt for this book. I coudln't put it down, I was so drawn in that once I got to that final page I wanted more. Miyoko has done an excellent job pulling you into her story in a way that you feel as if you are standing right beside her. This book is a must read!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.