Battle Rattle Free Today and Tomorrow!

Hello! The title says it all mostly. My best-selling and highly acclaimed novella Battle Rattle is free on Kindle for the next two days. I am doing this in order to try and spread the word about my forthcoming collection of essays Operation Iraqi Freedom is My Fault that will be out this Labor Day from Little Presque Books.

If you've not read Battle Rattle yet or if you have been trying to get people to read it and they didn't want to spend 3 dollars to do so, then now is their chance to get it for free. Tell them about the book. Click the button below to go straight to the page where you can get it.

I won't waste time here trying to sell you on Battle Rattle because if you follow the link, then you can read all the reviews. What I will try to sell you on is The Red Book or Operation Iraqi Freedom is My Fault which Wendell Mayo and Raegen Pietrucha have had some very kind things to say about so far.


Here are their words about my forthcoming collection of essays.:

Jennings is brilliant at the art of autobiographical essay, not only showing how he is caught up in mainstream events like 9/11 and Iraqi Freedom, but how his past and present selves whorl and eddy in essays that are richly drawn and brutally honest. In this groundbreaking book, Jennings intersperses excerpts from his teenage-self’s diary, the “Red Book,” dialogue with an unnamed other, footnotes, and so much more. The net result is a kind of atomic cloud full of crackling energy and wonder at these myriad experiences, as our narrator suggests, a startling spectrum, “a continuum that shifts from Pussy to Badass.” Read this book. It’s a stunner. It’ll open your eyes and break your heart.

-Wendell Mayo, Author of The Cucumber King of Kedainiai
There’s much to enjoy in The Red Book—humor and honesty topping the list. This personal meditation does more than acknowledge the inherent tension between individual identity and preordained masculinity, isolation and interconnectedness, and reality and human construct; it celebrates these often irreconcilable dualities. In doing so, Jennings reveals his unwavering faith in the power of art and its ability to save a life—even if that life is one’s own.

—Raegen Pietrucha, author of An Animal I Can’t Name