Please join us for a reading, Q&A, and signing with Mark Wilkerson, author of Tomas Young's War.
Tomas Young’s War is the tragic, yet life-affirming, story of a paralyzed Iraq War veteran who spent his last ten years battling heroically with his injuries, while courageously speaking out against America's wars. Based on hours of interviews with Young and those close to him, the book puts the reader alongside Young as he struggles with life as a paralyzed veteran, suffering frustration and humiliation as he attempts to reenter society and resume as normal an existence as possible. This emotional and powerful book sheds light on many crucial but often overlooked issues, such as veterans’ care, public attitudes toward the disabled, medical marijuana, and the terminally ill. Mark Wilkerson spent eight years in the U.S. Army as a Black Hawk helicopter crew chief with the 3rd Infantry and 101st Airborne Divisions. He was deployed with the 101st to Mogadishu, Somalia, for six months in 1993. Mark lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Melissa and three children. This is his third book.