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About the Author
Izzy Ezagui, a decorated squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces, is the only soldier in the world who lost an arm in combat and returned to the battlefield. In 2011, former President Shimon Peres awarded him one of Israel's highest military honors. While he continues to serve in an elite unit in the reserves, Izzy delivers inspirational talks across the United States and internationally. He has appeared on Huffington Post Live, Al Jazeera America, and Fox News. Izzy also raises millions of dollars for hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and other charities, such as the Birthright Israel Foundation. He has worked with amputee organizations, schools, colleges, universities, hedge funds, and corporate events for companies such as Nike and Apple. He lives in Los Angeles, where he acts, writes screenplays, and wanders around with his dog, Punch.
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As a kid, I consumed comics like crack. Saw every superhero movie on opening night. And, like every kid, I aspired to heroism but found my cape always came up short. I mean, how can we mere mortals ever reach the same heights as, say, a Kryptonian with the power of flight? An alien who’d rocket past the stratosphere if he accidently stretched his arms too high while yawning?
Excerpted from "Disarmed"
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Half-Hearted Wave 9
Chapter 2 (One-) Armed and Dangerous 25
Chapter 3 Life and Limb 47
Chapter 4 Arm's Length 73
Chapter 5 Raise Your Hand, Young Man! 97
Chapter 6 Phantom Fuckface 127
Chapter 7 Forcing My Hand 145
Chapter 8 Twiddling My Thumb 179
Chapter 9 Itchy Trigger Finger 211
Chapter 10 Thinking on My Feet 249
Epilogue: The Fickle Finger of Fate 281
Author's Note 283