WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 19, 2023
Margaret Suman announces the release of “Unfiltered: An Iraq Veteran and Family Coming Home Story” (published by Balboa Press) as she shares the compelling story of her veteran son’s combat wounds upon returning home from Iraq, shedding light on inadequate systems of care.
Nineteen-year-old Mark was deployed overseas in 2003. He was gone for 15 months, with more than a year of that time spent in Iraq at the beginning of the war. When he returned, he landed a full-time job and bought a home. At first glance, it appeared he was ready to live a stable and secure life. But sadly, that was not to be.
In this book, Suman shares her son’s battle dealing with both visible and invisible combat-related wounds during the next 17 years and the battle with the behemoth bureaucratic systems. Taking an unfiltered look beyond fanfares and parades, it tells the behind-the-scenes account that happens to millions of veterans and their families after war, speaking out toward a code of silence with hopes of bringing perspective and awareness as a catalyst for change.
“This story is told to inspire questions within us all; to view the warrior and their families through a wider lens than the picture that has been painted; to ask us to rise beyond our instinctual and habitual patterns of thought and behavior and to mitigate the legacy of destruction and imagine a legacy of healing,” Suman says. When asked what she wants readers to take away from the book, she answers, “That those who read the book will get a glimpse of the reality that our veterans face when returning from war, which is starkly different than the concept that their needs are cared for and that there is no better time than now to address it.” For more details about the book, please visit https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/838917-unfiltered
“Unfiltered: An Iraq Veteran and Family Coming Home Story”
By Margaret Suman
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 184 pages | ISBN 9798765231739
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 184 pages | ISBN 9798765231715
E-Book | 184 pages | ISBN 9798765231722
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Margaret Suman (pen name) is a licensed mental health counselor with vast experiences in social services. Suman aims to dispel myths that permeate the civilian and military world about the impact of war with both clarity and compassion.
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