Julie Titone - Boocoo Dinky Dow

03/16/2013 6:30 pm

Julie Titone will read from the memoir that she co-authored with the late Boise artist Grady Myers, “Boocoo Dinky Dow: My short, crazy Vietnam War.” Boise actor John Myers, who is Grady Myers’ stepson, will join Titone in reading excerpts from the book. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at our store.

The book takes its title from soldiers’ slang pronunciation of “beaucoup dien cai dau,” meaning very crazy. A reviewer for the Vietnam Veterans of America called the memoir “Lucid ... well-told ... beautifully illustrated ... infused with humor.” Washington State Magazine praised it as "Part ‘M*A*S*H’ and part ‘Full Metal Jacket.’”

Myers and Titone were newspaper colleagues when they produced the first manuscript of his memoir in the late 1970s. They eventually married, had a son, divorced yet remained friends.

When he became bedridden several years ago, they revived the manuscript to give him a project to work on. This time, they added Myers’ drawings that had become part of the National Veterans Art Museum collection in Chicago.

Titone is a former journalist who lives in Pullman, Washington. Her writing and photography has appeared in regional, national and international publications; her essays have been published in three college textbooks and two literary collections. Her novel, Deadline Affairs, was recorded by Books in Motion.

For more information, visit: www.shortcrazyvietnam.com.

March 16th 6:30pm
ISBN-13: 9781467955683
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Createspace, 6/2012

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