Jello's Nam: A Memoir

Jello's Nam: A Memoir

by Peter M Bourret


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986448468
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/23/2018
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 540,428
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Born in New York City, Peter Bourret has lived in Tucson, Arizona for sixty-five years, where he attended twelve years of Catholic school, graduating from Salpointe Catholic in 1965. After serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment as an 81mm mortarman in Vietnam during 1967 and 1968, he graduated from the University of Arizona in 1971 and received a Masters Degree from the U of A in 1974. Prior to the start of his teaching career, Bourret volunteered with a local adult education program for several years; then, he taught social studies for seven years at Apollo Middle School and also taught English for eighteen years, seventeen of them at Sahuaro High School.
Currently retired, Bourret has volunteered in the local public schools, teaching writing to second and tenth graders; he has volunteered for the past three years at the VA where he helps teach a class about PTSD. In addition to being a guest speaker for over a quarter century in high school American history classes, he speaks to classes at the University of Arizona College of Nursing about how to best serve the needs of patients with PTSD. For the past five years he has been a guest speaker/teacher in the Creative Writing classes at Salpointe Catholic High School.
Bourrert received a First Place medal for "Alone with it on Veterans Day" in the personal experience category at the 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival; additionally, in 2015 and in 2017, he also was awarded First Place medals for two other pieces of writing.
War: a memoir was published online in 2014 by The Writers' Circle, Inc. @ . Bourret has also published three books of poetry: The Physics of War: Poems of War and Healing (2015), and Land of Loud Noises and Vacant Stares (2015), and Snowflakes From the Other Side of the Universe (2015). Three Joss Sticks In The Rain, his first novel, was published in 2016. Jello's Nam: A Memoir was published in July 2018; he is in the process of finishing the second installment of his memoir, which focuses on his battle with PTSD and how he learned to deal with the trauma of his war experiences.

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