Lawrence Paros is a master teacher whose work in alternative education has received national recognition; an amateur neuroscientist who has helped design and market a unique device for the treatment of stress, and a professional writer, and self-described authority on language. His published works include numerous articles and a book on education, two earlier books on language, "The Great American ClichÃcopy;" (Workman) and "The Erotic Tongue" (Madrona and Holt), and "Smashcaps," a children's book (Avon). He is also a former op-ed page columnist for the Seattle Post Intelligencer and commentator on KUOW-FM, the NPR affiliate in Seattle. His website, "A Word with You" ( now retired), has garnered numerous awards and attracted more than a million visitors since its inception. It has also inspired two published compilations entitled "A Word with You America." An accomplished public speaker, Paros has had extensive teaching and lecturing experience; in the course of promoting his earlier works, he has been interviewed on dozens of TV shows and over 100 radio stations. Most recently, Paros has directed and produced two films: "The Journey," the story of a Russian immigrant's trek to America and "Walk Right In," the story of the Yale Summer high School. A cantankerous septuagenarian, he presently lives quietly on the periphery of Seattle Washington with his two cats and his thoughts.
Sweat dries. Blood clots. Bones heal. Suck it up, buttercup.
After his deployment in Afghanistan, Dan Caddy began swapping great drill sergeant stories by e-mail with other combat veterans—an exchange with friends that would grow into the dedicated Facebook page, “Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said.” But what began as a comedic outlet has evolved into a robust online community and support network that conducts fundraisers for and donates to military charities, has helped veterans struggling with PTSD and other issues, and on numerous occasions, literally saved lives.
Now, Caddy shares more great DS stories—most never before seen—in this humorous collection. Often profane, sometimes profound, yet always entertaining, these rants from real life soldiers are interspersed with lively sidebars, Top 10 lists, stories from fans, one-liners, and more.
For anyone who has suffered a hard-ass manager (in uniform or not), Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said will add a much needed dose of humor to the day.