"A wonderful, stirring and thrilling read. I laughed, wept and winced… " said Stephen Fry of James Wharton's memoir Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier [and Kindle]. Released in the UK last summer, nominated for a Stonewall Award last fall, the book was published here two weeks ago.
Biteback books says,
"Seeking escape from the quiet Welsh countryside, James Wharton joined the British Army. Along the way, he faced a battle of his own: finding the courage to tell his fellow soldiers he is gay.
"Written with searing honesty, James charts his incredible journey from punch bag to poster boy, along the way describing the tribulations of coming to terms with his sexuality. Late nights in the clubs of Soho to early mornings guarding the Queen; rocket attacks in Iraq to tank rides with Prince Harry on the plains of Canada—this is James's life out in the army."