Babylon by Bus: Or, the True Story of Two Friends Who Gave up Their Valuable Franchise Selling Yankees Suck T-Shirts at Fenway to Find Meaning and Adventure in Iraq

Babylon by Bus: Or, the True Story of Two Friends Who Gave up Their Valuable Franchise Selling Yankees Suck T-Shirts at Fenway to Find Meaning and Adventure in Iraq

by Ray LeMoine, Jeff Neumann, Donovan Webster
     
 

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This all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren't the only ones. Underqualified but ingenious, Ray and Jeff found work with the Coalition Provisional Authority providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people

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This all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren't the only ones. Underqualified but ingenious, Ray and Jeff found work with the Coalition Provisional Authority providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people amid an appalling atmosphere of corruption, incompetence, and horror. Gritty and irreverent, this is a wild ride inside the Red Zone and a strikingly original portrait of the real Iraq.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Innocents Abroad meets Fear and Loathing ... inside the mess of post-liberation Iraq. (Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Fall of Baghdad)

A report from the civilian front lines . . . funny, provocative, maddening—and largely riveting. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Chicago Sun-Times
A report from the civilian front lines ... funny, provocative, maddening—and largely riveting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143038160
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.05(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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Jon Lee Anderson
Innocents Abroad meets Fear and Loathing ... inside the mess of post-liberation Iraq. (Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Fall of Baghdad)
From the Publisher
Innocents Abroad meets Fear and Loathing ... inside the mess of post-liberation Iraq. (Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Fall of Baghdad)

A report from the civilian front lines . . . funny, provocative, maddeningùand largely riveting. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Meet the Author

Ray LeMoine dropped out of Northeastern University in 1999 and spent the next five years running the "Yankees Suck" T-shirt operation outside Fenway Park. As CEO, he was based everywhere from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to Spain's Basque region to Revere, Massachusetts. In early 2004, he traveled to Baghdad with Jeff Neumann to help spread freedom and democracy. He lives in New York.
Jeff Neumann worked as a volunteer NGO coordinator for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad in early 2004 after several failed attempts at becoming a professional poker player. He currently resides in New York City and continues to travel as much as possible while trying to stay out of third-world jails.
Donovan Webster is an award-winning journalist and author. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. He is currently employed as spiritual adviser and bail bondsman for Jeff Neumann and Ray LeMoine.

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