Losing Tim

Losing Tim is a memoir by a mother about a soldier son who killed himself It s a beautiful read Burroway, a National Book Award nominee, welcomes readers to grieve along with her, while also providing a lens into how soldiers, and military contractors, like her son, are changed by their combat experiences Jonathan Shay, author of Achilles in Vietnam Combat Trauma an Losing Tim is a memoir by a mother about a soldier son who killed himself It s a beautiful read Burroway, a National Book Award nominee, welcomes readers to grieve along with her, while also providing a lens into how soldiers, and military contractors, like her son, are changed by their combat experiences Jonathan Shay, author of Achilles in Vietnam Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character, a highly acclaimed volume on PTSD, and a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, comments in the foreword, To me, the pain recalls Homer s Iliad, in which, as James Tatum puts it in The Mourner s Song, the beauty of the poetry is in the killing And Pulitzer Prize winner Madeleine Blais calls is an elegy and a call to action from one of our finest writers.
Losing Tim Losing Tim is a memoir by a mother about a soldier son who killed himself It s a beautiful read Burroway a National Book Award nominee welcomes readers to grieve along with her while also providing

  • Title: Losing Tim
  • Author: Janet Burroway
  • ISBN: 9780989235235
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. This is a gorgeous book by one our finest authors in Janet Burroway who takes the reader through the stages of grief when she loses her eldest son, Tim, who was a soldier in Iraq, to suicide. Not since Joan Didion has an author so thoroughly examined the inner life of grief and loss and does so in such spare, exacting and graceful language. This book will add to the canon of great books on loss in America and will do much to help families navigate their way through the unthinkable event of a lov [...]

    2. A poignant memoir of a Mom whose son committed suicide -- a former Army Ranger who was a contractor in Iraq. The book is very moving in a curious way. It's no overwrought outpouring of grief from a stricken mother. Instead, it's an intense first-person journal of the numbing haze and bewildering physical, mental and emotional slog a parent goes through in trying to piece together an unimaginable loss. The author struggles to connect the dots across the arc of her son's life: how should she remem [...]

    3. This is a beautifully written book by one of the country's most esteemed authors. (My husband fondly remembers Burroway's bible on writing from his creative-writing master's program.) Although it deals with tough subjects (motherhood, loss, depression), it is anything but a downer. Burroway takes you in from the beginning and wraps you up in lovely, compelling descriptions of her life, her loved ones and her emotions. The empowerment she gains from her experiences is inspirational. It's a cliche [...]

    4. This is a moving memoir by a mother who losing her son to suicide. This mother also happens to be an awarding-winning author, which is how I discovered the book. It is definitely not a light read, but the prose is brilliant and you won't be able to put it down.One of the best books I've read in recent memory.

    5. In April 2004, the author Janet Burroway TITLE and TITLE, received a phone call with the news that her son, Tim Esseylinck, who had served in the US Army and then for a private contractor removing mines in Iraq, had shot himself. Deliberately. Fatally. Losing Tim: The Life and Death of an American Contractor in Iraq is her story, that of a mother trying to understand her son’s suicide amidst her grief. Suicide is the most bitter of deaths to swallow for those left behind. It is ultimately inco [...]

    6. Beautifully written narrative that on the surface is one mother's story about the death of her son. But Burroway's text offers greater truths about the nature of modern war, heroism, depression and grief. Her elegant writing lets us share in her grief, anger, confusion and, most of all, love for her son and her family. And it brings to light a little-discussed issue: The impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on the many private military contractors who served there.

    7. "Losing Tim" is terribly relevant to my experience, losing my daughter to the business of war and all the soul-killing poison it spawns. Genuine and straightforward, Burroway's artfully disciplined writing manages to signal flashes of the forever absurd world a mother is thrust into when her child is suddenly gone. I am indebted to her for the courage, skill and honesty she so generously offers by speaking of the unspeakable.

    8. This was a really good read; the only reason it doesn't have 4 stars is that I'm not really a memoir fan. I would recommend this book to people looking for an insightful book about loss, military contractors, and being a parent. It felt like a very personal exercise for the author, but it was still universal and enlightening. While the topic isn't a "happy" one, this book is still hopeful. I haven't read any of the author's fiction, but she demonstrated a lot of skill, and is very interested in [...]

    9. I have so many questions after reading this book. At the top of my list is, why is it so hard to find a copy out there? This book is heartbreaking and superb. Burroway writes a memoir that is balanced, fair, and intimate. What really happened in Iraq, and why at one point did the suicides of our soldiers begin to outnumber their combat deaths? Personal truths and military influences are weighed carefully and thoughtfully by one of the finest writers I've encountered. Highly recommended.

    10. Compelling narrative and it's a story I'm glad I know. I use one of Burroway's texts in my mixed genre creative writing class and it's a really great book. With this memoir, I felt the last 25% could have used deep revision--it felt almost like a series of compiled notes.

    11. Perhaps this would speak to me more if I had lost someone to suicide but (luckily) right now, it doesn't engage me at all.

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