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Recent news:

  • Official Book Launch on Friday 11/11/22!
    It’s finally time to launch If You Ain’t Cheatin’, You Ain’t Tryin’ and Other Lessons I Learned in the Army – order here! 6p PT/9p ET: https://youtu.be/XazLJilq_oM November 11 was originally designated Armistice Day, to mark the armistice treaty that ended World War I “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” – ...
  • Pre-order my book – available everywhere 11/11!Pre-order my book – available everywhere 11/11!
    Now you can pre-order my first-ever book, If You Ain’t Cheatin’, You Ain’t Tryin’ and Other Lessons I Learned in the Army – available everywhere in paperback and e-book on November 11! Read it aloud to your pets! Click here to pre-order or copy/paste: https://amzn.to/3F7WsXL Watch the book trailer here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZVaylbjBiQ
  • New interview: Facepalm America
    Every now and then somebody invites me to share my opinions out loud, in public – on other people’s podcasts, even! – and that is how I became a guest on Facepalm America, hosted by the very gracious Beowulf Rochlen. We talked about the military, my book and Paths of Dissent essay, and the best ...
  • KICKSTART MY BOOK!KICKSTART MY BOOK!
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joydamiani/if-you-aint-cheatin-you-aint-tryin-a-military-memoir HOORAY, FRIENDS! You can FINALLY pre-order my firstborn book, If You Ain’t Cheatin’, You Ain’t Tryin’ and Other Lessons I Learned in the Army by supporting my Kickstarter! You’ll be the first to hold it in your waiting hands, and also get all kinds of custom gratitude rewards – plus, of course, my undying appreciation. Watch the official trailer (featuring my own photos and ...
  • Interview: Radio Open Source
    I was invited to join host Christopher Lydon on his podcast Radio Open Source for a special Memorial Day episode, along with several other veterans who’ve contributed essays to a new book called Paths of Dissent, due out later this summer. Listen below or wherever you get your pods! https://radioopensource.org/paths-of-dissent/ “Memorial Day can feel different every year, ...
  • Interview: KPFA’s Full Circle
    https://soundcloud.com/full-circle-kpfa/full-circle-04-08-2022-joy-damiani I sat down with Bay Area reporter Sara Blanco on KPFA‘s Full Circle (94.1 FM) to chat for an hour about music, the military, the recruitment of children and, of course, war and peace. Some of my music is also featured – stream it above or from KPFA’s official archive!