Thank You for My Service

MEET MAT BEST ON TOUR

  • Camp Pendleton

    Thursday, August 15, 4-6pm

    2010 Vandegrift Blvd, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

    *open to those with on-base access, not the general public

  • Barnes & Noble San Antonio

    Saturday August 17, 5pm

    La Cantera Shops, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, Ste. 3340, San Antonio, TX 78256

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  • Fort Bragg

    Wednesday, August 21, 5-7pm

    North Post Bldg 8-5050, 2nd Butner Rd, Ft Bragg NC, 28307

    *open to those with on-base access, not the general public

  • Fort Lewis

    Thursday, August 22, 5-7pm

    AAFES BENJ FT LEWIS Bldg 5280, Pendleton Ave, Fort Lewis, WA 98433

    *open to those with on-base access, not the general public

  • Fort Hood

    Saturday, August 24, 1pm-3pm

    AAFES PMG FORT HOOD EXCH Bldg 5004, Clear Creek Rd, Fort Hood, TX 76544

    *open to those with on-base access, not the general public

ABOUT THE BOOK

The unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans

Members of the military’s special operations branches share a closely guarded secret: They love their jobs. They relish the opportunity to fight. They are thankful for it, even, and hopeful that maybe, possibly, they’ll also get to kill a bunch of bad guys while they’re at it. You don’t necessarily need to thank them for their service—the pleasure is all theirs.

In this hilarious and personal memoir, readers ride shotgun alongside former Army Ranger and private military contractor and current social media phenomenon Mat Best, into the action and its aftermath, both abroad and at home. From surviving a skin infection in the swampy armpit of America (aka Columbus, Georgia) to kicking down doors on the outskirts of Ramadi, from blowing up a truck full of enemy combatants to witnessing the effects of a suicide bombing right in front of your face, Thank You for My Service will give readers who love America and love the good guys fresh insight into what it’s really like inside the minds of the men and women on the front lines.

It’s also a sobering yet steadying glimpse at life for veterans after the fighting stops, when the enemy becomes self-doubt or despair and you begin to wonder why anyone should be thanking you for anything, least of all your service. How do you keep going when something you love turns you into somebody you hate? For veterans and their friends and families, Thank You for My Service will offer comfort, in the form of a million laughs, and counsel, as a blueprint for what to do after the war ends and the real fight begins.

And for civilians, this is the insider account of military life you won’t find anywhere else, told with equal amounts of heart and balls. It’s Deadpool meets Captain America, except one went to business school and one went to therapy, and it’s anyone’s guess which is which.