What people are saying about Passport Stamps: Searching the World for a War to Call Home
Passport Stamps tells the story of a wartime journalist earning his stripes... a man’s search for fulfillment, adventure, and companionship. Carberry relays what it was that first motivated him to become a war journalist and then also how the experience changed him as a person who increasingly comes to weigh the costs of his desire to write a good story against his knowledge that in a warzone, a good story means violence, and violence always has a human cost.
If I could write the soundtrack to any book, it would be Passport Stamps. It’s Lawyers, Guns and Money, The Envoy, Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, I Was in the House When the House Burned Down, Bed of Coals, and Desperados Under the Eaves, and more rolled into one! *
I don’t advocate going full gonzo, although it worked for me. In Passport Stamps, Sean Carberry balances the right amount of gonzo with heady reflections on vulture journalism and the struggle to do right by the victims of human depravity. I always knew back in 2003 during our late-night conversations that Sean was on the side of those getting screwed and that he would become an important voice for sanity in an increasingly mad world. *
I don’t often read books, but when I do, I read Passport Stamps. *
*These are not actual reviews, but if these people were alive today or real, this is what we hope they would say about Passport Stamps.