I am thrilled and proud to present the hilarious and touching The Pink Marine by the multi-talented author Greg White Cope with Querelle Press.
TITLE: The Pink Marine
AUTHOR: Greg Cope White
PUBLISHER: Querelle Press
DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 21, 2015
When Greg Cope White’s best friend tells him he is spending his summer in Marine Corps boot camp, all Greg hears is “summer” and “camp.”
Despite dire warnings from his friend, Greg vows to join him in recruit training. He is eighteen, underweight, he’s never run a mile—and he is gay.
It’s 1979—long before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, and with no LGBT rights in place in most states, and the Marines having a very definite expulsion policy in place for gay people when it comes to military personnel, will Greg even survive?
The Pink Marine is the story—full of hilarity and heartbreak—of how a teenage boy who struggles with self-acceptance and his sexuality and doesn’t fit the traditional definition of manliness finds acceptance and self-worth in Marine Corps boot camp.
“A great story beautifully told—surprising, funny, courageous and inspiring.”
— David Hyde-Pierce
“The Marines got a great soldier out of it. And we civilians got a great author. This is the story of how, through pure gumption, a most unlikely Marine candidate rises to the occasion to show his true colors!”
— Jane Lynch
“Greg is as inspirational as he is hilarious—I love this book!”
A card-carrying member of the Writer’s Guild and SAG, Greg’s a produced television writer. He also steps in front of the camera and hosts. The Pink Marine is his first book.
His writing credits include HBO’s Dream On, Norman Lear’s The Powers That Be and 704 Hauser, Fox’s Life With Louie, Sony’s animated series Jumanji, and Disney’s Social Studies. He currently has a sitcom in development with Norman Lear’s Act III.
He writes television, film, and articles for publication. He’s a member of The Association of Food Journalists and James Beard (his major passions are food and storytelling).
He appears on this season’s Unique Sweets on the Cooking Channel.
He also shot a pilot for Food Network as host & cook for a food and travel adventure show and competed on Mark Burnett’s TV show On The Menu in 2014.
He writes articles for The Huffington Post and Good Men Project, and most recently his memoir of his time in the Marine Corps–The Pink Marine (available everywhere books are sold 10/15).
Veterans Writing Project and Military Experience and the Arts include chapters from his memoir in their print editions of collected short stories – he’s honored, and bought 5 copies for his mother.
His memoir, The Pink Marine is also being developed for a TV series by Rachel Davidson and Pamela Oas Williams (The Butler, The Amazing Spider Man ….) .
AROUND THE WEB:
THE PINK MARINE thepinkmarine.com
FACEBOOK: EAT GREG EAT https://www.facebook.com/EatGregEat/
EAT GREG EAT BLOG: Eat Greg Eat
GOOGLE +: https://plus.google.com/+GregWhite/posts
Please find links to buy The Pink Marine from all of your favorite booksellers on his fun website www.thepinkmarine.com