June 7, 2012
Row Crop: Anthony Swofford says his earliest inspiration to become a writer came from John Steinbeck. “I was 14 and we took a family trip to Monterey. Cannery Row was my favorite book, but the Cannery Row Steinbeck created was so much more fascinating and compelling than the one I was experiencing,” he says.
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Money and fame didn’t do it for Anthony Swofford – making peace with his past to reinvent his future did.
Anthony Swofford is a writer of painful and painfully powerful prose, stories about long stretches of boredom meeting lightning bursts of terror while a U.S. Marine during the ’90 Persian Gulf prequel, tales of suicidal ...