In February, Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College Press will be releasing a powerful collection of stories by 20 young student veterans, “See Me for Who I Am.”
The book is a selection of essays from men and women who took a class at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point called “Back from the Front.” The instructor, David Chrisinger, who also edited the collection, asked his students: “If you could tell civilians about yourself, what would you say?”
Chrisinger and his class hope to help bridge the media-created gap that often divides veterans from those they fought to protect. They also want to help civilian students see their veteran classmates more realistically.
The book will be widely available in print and as an ebook. It can be ordered through MBS Direct for course adoption, and in March, it will be a free ebook in the Excelsior Library.
Chrisinger is a veteran transition specialist and is available for talks and webinars.