Elizabeth Washington, author
Lizzy, a charismatic firefighter from the west coast, shares an intimately detailed experience of her time in Taji, Iraq. In her memoir, she reveals the joys and harsh realities of a career in firefighting, interlaced with a passion to seek greater purpose in her own life. New friends are made, and lessons are learned as she journeys through the Middle East, Europe, and home again. Depression, death, trauma, religion, travel, culture, war, peace, rejection, life, and love—as a young and somewhat naïve woman from small-town USA, she didn’t anticipate that she would’ve become acquainted with topics of such magnitude. Her riveting testimonial reveals the delicacy of life through its elusive highs and lows, and the least expected occurs among it all.