Overview

It's September 2010 and Carmen Gentile - a freelance reporter embedded with American troops in Afghanistan - is pondering his perpetual poverty and why the woman he's supposed to wed called him an asshole.

Though he can't imagine his life getting any worse, a man wielding a rocket launcher is gracious enough to show him how, firing an explosive ordnance straight at his ...
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Kissed by the Taliban

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Overview

It's September 2010 and Carmen Gentile - a freelance reporter embedded with American troops in Afghanistan - is pondering his perpetual poverty and why the woman he's supposed to wed called him an asshole.

Though he can't imagine his life getting any worse, a man wielding a rocket launcher is gracious enough to show him how, firing an explosive ordnance straight at his head.

Blinded in one eye, his cheekbone reduced to shattered toothpicks, Carmen relies heavily on his dark sense of humor to make the best of a truly one-of-a-kind bad situation.

"Kissed by the Taliban" is his look at the lighter side of getting shot in the face and coming out all the better for it.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016639086
  • Publisher: Think Piece Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 106 KB

Meet the Author

Carmen Gentile has written for some of the world's leading publications including the New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today and many others. He has also produced online video reporting for The Times and TIME. He also regularly produces radio reports and has published numerous photos with his work.

He has covered both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, embedding with soldiers on the frontline. His work has also taken him to Nigeria, where he reported on the continuing unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

For four years he was based in Brazil, traveling throughout the region and covering bouts of unrest in Venezuela, Bolivia and Haiti.

He began his international reporting career in the late 1990s when he was based in Cairo, Egypt.

In September 2010, Carmen was shot by a rocket-propelled grenade while reporting on U.S. and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Following a lengthy recovery, he returned to Afghanistan and resumed embed reporting for USA Today and others.
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