How I Learned To Love The Corps

by Jim Barber



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 09/11/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781524648886

About the Book

“SH*TBIRD! How I Learned to Love The Corps” is a humorous account of Marine Corps boot camp based on the author’s experiences as well as those of many other jarheads. The book begins with an introductory section that reveals the culture shock that most recruits experience as they step out of their teenage civilian world into one turned upside down. Following are 90 plus funny stories contributed by guys who were there. While most civilians will find the stories funny, they will be especially appreciated by veterans of all services who experienced some form of boot camp.

About the Author

The author, Jim Barber, joined the Marine Corps in 1958 at age 17, a high school dropout. He was the second of four brothers who served in the Corps, one after the other. After discharge, he entered a career in transportation management. During that period he married, had three children, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Arizona State University. He is currently retired and resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife. More stories? contact Jim Barber. Email: