Love My Rifle More than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army (Paperback)

Love My Rifle More than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army By Kayla Williams, Michael E. Staub Cover Image

Love My Rifle More than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army (Paperback)

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“Brave, honest, and necessary.”—Nancy Pearl, NPR Seattle


Kayla Williams is one of the 15 percent of the U.S. Army that is female, and she is a great storyteller. With a voice that is “funny, frank and full of gritty details” (New York Daily News), she tells of enlisting under Clinton; of learning Arabic; of the sense of duty that fractured her relationships; of being surrounded by bravery and bigotry, sexism and fear; of seeing 9/11 on Al-Jazeera; and of knowing she would be going to war.



With a passion that makes her memoir “nearly impossible to put down” (Buffalo News) Williams shares the powerful gamut of her experiences in Iraq, from caring for a wounded civilian to aiming a rifle at a child. Angry at the bureaucracy and the conflicting messages of today’s military, Williams offers us “a raw, unadulterated look at war” (San Antonio Express News) and at the U.S. Army. And she gives us a woman’s story of empowerment and self-discovery.
Kayla Williams, a former Arabic linguist in the U.S. Army, is the author of Love My Rifle More than You and Plenty of Time When We Get Home. She lives with her husband Brian and their two children in Virginia.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393329223
ISBN-10: 0393329224
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 17th, 2006
Pages: 320
Language: English