A down-on-his-luck reporter sets out to write about a military training facility that has invited tourists to experience war firsthand. But after his girlfriend decides to join him on this madcap daytrip he is forced to unravel a bigger story. This uniquely told narrative - call it truly strange - weaves a fast-paced, humorous and gripping account together with the author’s recollections of writing for newspapers in New York, the Middle East and Washington, falling in love and traveling to places touched by violence. Fun as Hell is a captivating ride with sharp turns. What it reveals about war, the media, relationships and our times will shake listeners and leave them hungering for more.
Life as a freelance journalist may be interesting, but it's not easy, as L. J. Kummer's story Fun as Hell reveals. Performed by renowned film actor Alex Hyde-White with depth and feeling, Kummer's story opens with the then 31-year-old and his surgeon girlfriend, Molly, driving to attend a class in weapons training. Through a series of flashbacks, the writer attempts to untangle stories which he evocatively compares to "wires waiting to be tugged". An introspective look at the purpose of journalism and an exploration of a troubled relationship, Fun as Hell is a funny and moving work from a talented writer searching for meaning.
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