|About the Book|
Nineteen-year-old Lisa Cordeiro has no idea what to do with her life. She changes her major every week at UMass Amherst, around the constant partying in college and in Boston. She never considered it before, but one day she decides to join the military. On visiting the recruiting office, a Marine recruiter convinces her to enlist active-duty in the Marine Corps. Shes headed for boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina for a thirteen-week training regime considered by many to be the most difficult military training in the world. At Parris Island, drill instructors break recruits down as individuals and rebuild them as Marines, part of a group. It is extremely difficult for men to make it through and its no easier for the women. Under the relentless eyes of four women drill instructors, women recruits are challenged by a dizzying array of obstacles tearing down every inhibition and self-doubt. Every dread is exploited and every fear is confronted. In this new 2008 Revised Edition, Lisa Cordeiro brings you along on an intensely personal, physical, spiritual, and sometimes comical struggle to become a Marine. Letters from family and friends allow her to temporarily escape this new world she has entered, and give readers a glimpse into her life back at home. From choosing among the various sales pitches thrown by military recruiters to survival tactics in boot camp, Parris Island allows you to experience Marine Corps boot camp like never before. Dont miss the thrilling new sequel by Lisa Cordeiro, JOURNEY OF A WOMAN MARINE!