I’ll Go: War, Religion, and Coming Home From Cairo to Kansas City
When the Twin Towers fell, Alexs Thompson didn’t rejoin the military, he quit his classes at the University of Chicago and backpacked through Yemen and Egypt to live with Muslim fundamentalists.
Eventually, he fought alongside US Special forces and Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout Eastern Africa. Motivated by an unwavering commitment to live the best life possible, this is his story of triumph. Rather than succumbing to his tumultuous childhood or the trauma of combat, he confronted obstacle after obstacle in a heroic attempt to save a world at war.
After more than a decade, he realized there was a war raging within him and succeeded in creating a place he could finally call home.
Early feedback for “I’ll Go”:
“Equal parts Coming of Age story, War Memoir, and self-mastery treatise, I’ll Go takes the reader on a heroic odyssey of self-discovery through perseverance.”
“His life journey is truly unique and the path that this book winds you through will keep you constantly wanting to see what is next. Its a must read that will make you laugh and cry, but most off all it will make you say, ‘How can I too live my best life!'”
“Most people never get close to leading a life as full as the one in this book. Read this and you will understand what it means to try harder in the face of impossible problems.”
“Alexs Thompson delivers a powerful and inspirational page-turner with his debut book. Whether it’s eating delicious street food in an exotic desert or describing the raw joy of finally finding love, I’ll Go narrates Mr. Thompson’s life with such authenticity and passion that the reader can’t help but to experience his story as their own.”