Monthly Archives: March 2015

Blog Interview: Gusts of Popular Feeling

Matt V. at the popular Korea blog, Gusts of Popular Feeling, has posted a review of the book and an interview we conducted via e-mail. You can read the interview here. Heartfelt thanks to Matt V. and Kevin Kim of … Continue reading

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The Book Is on Sale at the Kyobo Bookstore in Gwanghwamun

Today was a big day for me—I saw my book on display in a bookstore. I stood there in the Foreign Books section of the Kyobo Bookstore in Gwanghwamun with a big, goofy smile as I took the pictures below. As … Continue reading

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Productivity and Chickens

I spent all of yesterday in bed. It must’ve been the hangover, but I didn’t feel too bad the few times I actually managed to open my eyes, just extremely tired. I guess I’m just getting old. I can’t drink … Continue reading

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Nothing to Report

When I was in Afghanistan, one of my duties was to attend the daily base-wide meetings and weekly force-protection meetings. After the base XO, Brigadier General Jacoby, finished going through the PowerPoint, he’d go around the room and address each … Continue reading

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Lessons and Epigraphs: The Earliest Draft

The very first serious draft of the book was a very different work than the current, published version. I wrote that draft over a three month period in 2009*, and it was almost as long as the current book but very … Continue reading

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Press Release: The Accidental Citizen-Soldier, a memoir of an American who served in the Korean Army

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 2/28/2015 Contact: Young Chun, +82-10-XXXX-XXXX, youngssn@hotmail.com The Accidental Citizen-Soldier, a memoir of an American who served in the Korean Army The Accidental Citizen-Soldier—the memoir of Young Chun, an American who traveled to South Korea to teach … Continue reading

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The TBS eFM Interview (3/13/15)

Here’s the audio file for the TBS eFM interview. I was right; I’m no orator. There are awkward pauses and even more awkward laughs, and my locution is spotted with “um”s and “uh”s. But, as bad as it is, it’s … Continue reading

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