The American Nightmare and the Art of Failure

Life with PTSD

by Matthew Altobelli



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/20/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 284
ISBN : 9781532064401
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 284
ISBN : 9781532064395
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 284
ISBN : 9781532064388

About the Book

Every time Matthew Altobelli tried to picture his life after high school, he couldn’t see anything. But a conversation with his guidance counselor in January 2006 gave him clarity: He would join the Air Force. But after returning home from Afghanistan, he found himself battling a host of physical issues as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He began to look forward to hospital stays when he’d be numbed by drugs. Under the influence, he could escape his mental demons or the physical world. While many veterans suffer from PTSD and its related symptoms, it can affect anyone who has suffered trauma. Drawing on his personal experiences, the author explains what it means and how he’s fought it. Take a journey down a winding path of heartache as a former staff sergeant seeks to find his place in the civilian world while battling demons from the past.

About the Author

Matthew Altobelli is a student at RIT majoring in psychology. He has owned four businesses in the Rochester, New York, area. He lives with the love of his life, Amanda, and they have three children.