Back to All Events

Journalist Carmen Gentile


In 2010, Carmen Gentile was a journalist embedded with U.S. forces in Afghanistan when he was hit in the face by a grenade. He survived, but his face was shattered, his right eye blind. In his memoir, Blindsided by the Taliban: A Journalist's Story of War, Trauma, Love, and Loss, Gentile chronicles the physical and mental challenges in his recovery. It is a captivating, honest portrayal, and Gentile is a fascinating individual. He recently recounted his experience on TODAY with Megyn Kelly; now come see him in our store!