Ann Gerrals is an NPR radio reporter. The book tells of her time on the ground reporting in Iraq before during and after the most recent Iraq war. It is full of small details that enrich understanding about what reporters on the scene must endure. Particularly interesting, to me at least, were her comments about CNN (not laudatory) and some other reporter types. On the down side, she does not seem critical at all about the war, it’s rationale, but could almost be one of the embedded reporters sending dispatches back home to buck up the wives and children left behind. One aspect of the book that was different, but not actually all that interesting was that much of the text consisted of e-mail reports sent by her husband to friends and relations about Gerrals’ experiences. Overall a worthwhile, if not a must read.