Christian D'Andrea '94 and Jimmy Hatch will be discussing their new book, TOUCHING THE DRAGON (published by Knopf May 15)
Jimmy was in the Navy's top counter-terror unit (the famous one) for 15 years, living life at a high frequency and experiencing hidden dimensions of Iraq and Afghanistan. After he got shot trying to rescue Bergdahl, he was ejected from the unit and the life that he loved. He despaired, and eventually put a gun in his mouth. What saved him might help the rest of us, too. Jimmy’s journey through (and out of) darkness is inspiring, because it's shot through with humanity, wit, and, in the end, hope.