Purple Hearts and Silver Stars: Poems, Rants, Essays and Silver Stars Direct from a Trans-Women's Soul

Purple Hearts and Silver Stars: Poems, Rants, Essays and Silver Stars Direct from a Trans-Women's Soul

by Janice Josephine Carney

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Overview

In 1996 I celebrated a year of sobriety and began a journey of rebirth. That year I developed confidence in myself that previously I never experienced. I took my personal collection of notes, diaries, and tapes from my year in Vietnam and begin to organize them into a book.
In 1997 I completed the manuscript and titled it One Heart One Mind: one man's memoir of a tour of Vietnam. The book not only dealt with my year in Vietnam but with the emotional cost of the war on my soul and psyche. With assistance from Jonathan Shay M.D., Ph.D., the author of Achilles in Vietnam (a book about combat trauma and the undoing of character), I tried unsuccessfully to get my book published. In 1998 I legally changed my name from John Joseph to Janice Josephine and my writing now included transgender issues. I felt that I had come to terms with my trauma from the Vietnam War, and I was ready to move on.
In 1999-2000 I wrote and performed a play

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413475487
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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