Citizen journalist Kelly Hayes-Raitt visited Iraq just 5 weeks before the U.S.-led bombings and invasion in 2003. She returned a few months later to find the people who touched her so deeply. Living Large in Limbo: How I Found Myself Among the World’s Forgotten is her personal story of recovery from a mid-life loss by working in the Middle East with Iraqi and Palestinian refugees.
Go behind the headlines with Kelly to see the stark impact U.S. military policies have on real people. Join her while she:
- Interviews Iraqis — both before and after the invasion of Iraq.
- Sneaks into a Bechtel meeting to witness Iraqis shut out of the rebuilding.
- Is detained at gunpoint at a dicey checkpoint in the West Bank.
- Visits an Israeli peace village where Jews and Arabs live cooperatively.
- Commemorates devastating massacres at Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
- Accompanies Iraqi refugees living in Syria to UN relief efforts.
…And much more. Go behind the headlines with Kelly! Sign up at right –> to receive Kelly’s exclusive reading of her book’s first chapter, “Tongue-Tied,” about her interaction with an Iraqi beggar girl. PLUS, you’ll receive a special pre-publication discount of Living Large In Limbo!
Hayes-Raitt reminds us that to see the world clearly, we need to be anything but “embedded” inside the American cocoon of an embassy or an occupying army. ”
former Executive Director, SIERRA CLUB
This is a book that makes you rethink.”
Rita Golden Gelman
author, TALES OF A FEMALE NOMAD: Living at Large in the World