Author Banana Relives Tragic War Experience in New Book

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‘My Innocent Mind Before Vietnam’ is a heartbreaking autobiography of war and its aftermath.

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“It is a sickness with no cure. More people have PTSD than you realize, and if they don’t get treated, it can be sure to get worse. Young Americans returning from war need to seek help for PTSD immediately.”

In his heartbreaking yet awakening autobiography, “My Innocent Mind Before Vietnam: After Vietnam A True Story About PTSD” (published by AuthorHouse), Banana, writing under a pseudonym, tells of the transformation that occurred in his life caused by his involvement in the Vietnam War and the subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that has followed him ever since.

Banana’s story starts in his hometown in Maine. As a young, naïve man, he is drafted and sent to Vietnam. His entire life changed in the year he spent in Chulai, Vietnam. He came home, as he states, “in pieces” and those pieces are together to this day. Banana has battled many days of depression and yet held onto life despite the horrible visions of his experiences in Vietnam. The PTSD that has followed him for over 40 years has made a stirring impact on his life and the life of his family, but through all his struggles, Banana has been a caring and giving person to his peers, friends, family and co-workers.

An excerpt from a letter Banana’s wife wrote, from “My Innocent Mind Before Vietnam”:

“Sometimes I look at him when he’s depressed and down and see this wonderful man that came home from the war and left part of his soul in Vietnam.”

“PTSD will take over and destroy your life,” Banana warns. “It is a sickness with no cure. More people have PTSD than you realize, and if they don’t get treated, it can be sure to get worse. Young Americans returning from war need to seek help for PTSD immediately.”

“My Innocent Mind Before Vietnam”
By Banana
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781481761772
E-Book | 58 pages | ISBN 9781481761789
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Banana is a novice in the field of writing, but felt compelled to tell his story in order to help men and women suffering from PTSD. Over the years, Banana has internalized his struggles which has taken a toll on his body and caused withdrawals from his surroundings. On the surface, Banana seems to be a jovial person, driven to finish what he starts and follow through on his given word. He strives to right the wrongs he sees daily. Though he feels taken over by the effects of Vietnam, it has made him a strong character to deal with, and he can usually get to the heart of any issues.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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