In 2007, during the so-called “surge” in Iraq, David Finkel of the Washington Post embedded with the 2-16 battalion in East Baghdad. He produced a book about the realities of warfare called, The Good Soldiers. Then he embedded again—with the soldiers as veterans, along with their families. They spoke to him with a degree of candor and openness that makes his latest book Thank You For Your Service read like a novel. The book is being hailed as a masterpiece of its kind—not just by reviewers but by people who try to help those veterans of combat who are forced to struggle to get their civilian lives back together.