By Larry Sanders
About The Book
What you have before your eyes is not exactly about war - not the dogs of, the glories of, the hell of, nor the strategy of. But it is about a war of sorts -- one within the human heart. The struggle of a boy, and then a young man, growing up in poverty, getting drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War, and then coming home during a time when the country had conflicted and shameful attitudes toward Vietnam vets and toward gays. Incoming! is a fitting title because life kept coming at this boy and this young man with all of the subtlety of mortar fire and live grenades. Don't expect a map of Southeast Asia or a timeline that matches up with Wikipedia. Don't expect a learned retrospective of the Sixties in Little Rock, or a Ken Burns' treatment of letters from the front. You will not be sitting in your chair looking inside a life. You will be inside Larry looking out through the eyes of a child. You will, for a little while, be Larry and walk in his shoes. And you won't be disappointed.

"Why read a book about someone else’s life? “I cried not for Larry, but for me.” The book consists of 40 true stories dealing with life, death, survival, acceptance, and forgiveness. These intimate memories are much more than a chronicle through the historical war in Vietnam, they are also a journey of personal memories of every day events growing up in Arkansas. They evoke universal themes that touch the reader in profound ways. “What I had read was like a tuning fork for me. As if my heart picked up on the vibrations of the story - the innocence of being young again, and the loss of innocence in facing the challenges of a cruel world, the uncertainty of a relationship with someone I admired, the memory of becoming aware of what I was - a homosexual, I recognized that fear and insecurity of my growing up, the terror that someone might find out “my secret” and the heavy burden of having to learn how to live with it and keep it hidden. This book brought back the memories of the pain during those years. I cried not for Larry, but for me.” "

""Such a fabulous read" "Beautiful" "Hard to put down" "Days in a life" "Excellent Read" "Mesmerizing Stories" "

About The Author
Larry Sanders is an award winning author. Larry grew up in Little Rock and went to Vietnam in late 1967, just in time to see Bob Hope at a USO Christmas show. After the events of this book, he received his Bachelor’s degree on the GI Bill and pursued a career in graphic art. He was an art director for many years and later opened, with his husband Tom, a Mexican folk art shop in Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas. Casa Mexicana was a popular store where Larry and Tom made many lasting friendships, including a special puppy named Chica Milagro (Miracle Girl), who had as many visitors to the store as did the humans. They closed the business in late 2010 to enjoy an active retirement with their rescue dogs in North Dallas. In 2015, after the Supreme Court ruling, they took the plunge and tied the knot after 40 years together. "Incoming!" is Larry’s first book, and there are plans for more. Larry's stories have also been featured in the Ageless Authors Anthology. Ageless Authors is an organization created to encourage and support older writers.