Book recommendations for Marine with PTSD
August 28, 2012 3:29 PM Subscribe
Book recommendations for a Marine with PTSD? I'm looking for some escapist adventure/expedition books that do NOT involve people dying at the end or eating their friends.
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He just returned from Afghanistan and is suffering some pretty serious PTSD -- he lost members of his unit and has a great deal of survivor's guilt. I want to put together a care package of escapist reading that might emphasize the good stuff about what he went through (brotherhood, survivalism, self-reliance) and not so much the traumatic stuff. I'm thinking books like Kon-Tiki and Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. He loves fishing, history, military strategy, and accounts of exploration. (Seriously, bonus points for anything involving fishing.) Go nuts, just try to avoid anything that might be potentially triggering to a soldier who has suffered recent trauma. Thanks so much for the help.