Dust to Dust (Ecco Press)
Skylight Books is pleased to host author Benjamin Busch, reading from his acclaimed memoir, Dust to Dust.
"Elegaic, funny, wistful, deep, and wonderfully human, Dust to Dust moved me to laughter and tears, sometimes simultaneously... . After reading this book, you will want to go outside and really look at our world."
--Karl Marlantes, bestselling author of Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War
"Every religious practice I know contains a facet in which knowledge of your own mortality draws you closer to the ultimate truth. Now this brave soldier with his singular sensibility renders for us a life borne of that wisdom. Benjamin Busch was molded into one of Camus's perfect men: alert in the instant with a clear-eyed view of contingency and reflexes to act. In Dust to Dust, he builds us a fort we're loath to leave."
--Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club, Cherry and Lit
Benjamin Busch was born in Manhattan in 1968 and grew up in rural New York State. He in an actor, photographer, film director, and a United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer who served two combat tours in Iraq. He played the role of Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series The Wire, and has appeared onHomicide, The West Wing, and Generation Kill. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and he has been a guest commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. He lives on a farm in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.