Babylon by Bus

Babylon by Bus

Or true story of two friends who gave up valuable franchise selling T-shirts to find meaning & adventure in Iraq where they became employed by the Occupation…

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143038160
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


This all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren?t the only ones. Underqualified but ingenious, Ray and Jeff found work with the Coalition Provisional Authority providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people amid an appalling atmosphere of corruption, incompetence, and horror. Gritty and irreverent, this is a wild ride inside the Red Zone and a strikingly original portrait of the real Iraq.


Innocents Abroad meets Fear and Loathing … inside the mess of post-liberation Iraq. (Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Fall of Baghdad)

A report from the civilian front lines . . . funny, provocative, maddeningùand largely riveting. (Chicago Sun-Times)

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