Fierce, gritty, and raw, The Bravest: A Fireman’s Tale takes readers on a journey through an aspect of the human experience that very few will ever have the chance to witness.
The book is a behind-the-scenes exposé and collection of short stories, chronicling the author’s 20-plus-year career as a big-city firefighter. The narrative arc spans the new recruit with high hopes and dreams, his conflicts with trauma and corruption, the redemption discovered after dealing with significant tragedy, and a line-of-duty disability that earns him a brief stint in the psych ward.
It’s a microcosm of the US Fire Service as a whole and the wild and crazy emotional roller coaster first responders ride every time they put on the uniform. Between emergency calls, the book dives into subject matters like murder, sex, firehouse cuisine, LGBTQ issues, racism, nepotism, police brutality, medicinal cannabis, suicide, mental health, and many more topics facing us all today.
Part thriller, horror, memoir, comedy, cookbook, historical, and how-to book; The Bravest smashes genre stereotypes, crosses traditional boundaries, and provides readers with an entertaining and captivating ride.