Civilianized: A Conversation With Iraqi War Veteran and Author Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony was born in Massachusetts, in 1986. He grew up south of Boston, earned a BA in English Literature at Bridgewater State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University. He spent six years in the army reserves, with a sixteen month deployment, and twelve months in Iraq, where he served as an operating room technician. His first published book was a memoir detailing his service in Iraq. Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and wide praise from veterans. His most recent book is Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoirs Michael’s writings have appeared in numerous books, from children’s to poetry/non-fiction anthologies. He has written for the Washington Post blog, Business Insider blog, as well as several other publications across the web, including a year-long stint as a feature writer and editor of the War and Veterans section for the Good Men Project blog. In addition to his writings, Michael has appeared on a TV show for the Weather Channel, several documentaries—ranging from veterans issues to issues of mortality—he’s even managed to become a mini-viral hit on YouTube. He is also a professional public speaker. Michael's website: www.masscasualties.com Recommended for veterans: www.missioncontinues.org and www.warriorwriters.org  

Michael Anthony was born in Massachusetts, in 1986. He grew up south of Boston, earned a BA in English Literature at Bridgewater State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University. He spent six years in the army reserves, with a sixteen month deployment, and twelve months in Iraq, where he served as an operating room technician.

His first published book was a memoir detailing his service in Iraq. Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and wide praise from veterans.

His most recent book is Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoirs

Michael’s writings have appeared in numerous books, from children’s to poetry/non-fiction anthologies. He has written for the Washington Post blog, Business Insider blog, as well as several other publications across the web, including a year-long stint as a feature writer and editor of the War and Veterans section for the Good Men Project blog.

In addition to his writings, Michael has appeared on a TV show for the Weather Channel, several documentaries—ranging from veterans issues to issues of mortality—he’s even managed to become a mini-viral hit on YouTube. He is also a professional public speaker.

Michael's website: www.masscasualties.com

Recommended for veterans: www.missioncontinues.org and www.warriorwriters.org