Review: Tell Them I Didn't Cry

Tell Them I Didn't Cry by Jackie Spinner

This memoir chronicles Spinner's (a journalist with the Washington Post) 9 month stay in Iraq covering the war - complete with threats against terrorists, being embedded, finding stories, and just day to day life in Iraq.

Spinner focuses primarily on her Iraqi colleagues, and on certain stories she covers. Perhaps most poignant are Jenny Spinner's writings in the book - she is Jackie's twin sister, and lived in fear for nine months of Jackie being hurt or killed.

Spinner did a nice job of writing about her trials and tribulations, as well as the struggle she felt when she finally had to return home - though it was time, she wasn't easily able to leap back into day to day life.

An uncomplicated read, but an interesting one.

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