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By Greg Cope White Norman Lear | Comments: ( 867 ) | Date: ( Apr 10, 2020 )

When Greg Cope White s best friend tells him he is spending his summer in Marine Corps boot camp, all Greg hears is summer and camp Despite dire warnings from his friend, Greg vows to join him in recruit training He is eighteen, underweight, he s never run a mile and he is gay.It s 1979 long before Don t Ask, Don t Tell, the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, andWhen Greg Cope White s best friend tells him he is spending his summer in Marine Corps boot camp, all Greg hears is summer and camp Despite dire warnings from his friend, Greg vows to join him in recruit training He is eighteen, underweight, he s never run a mile and he is gay.It s 1979 long before Don t Ask, Don t Tell, the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, and with no LGBT rights in place in most states, and the Marines having a very definite expulsion policy in place for gay people when it comes to military personnel, will Greg even survive The Pink Marine is the story full of hilarity and heartbreak of how a teenage boy who struggles with self acceptance and his sexuality and doesn t fit the traditional definition of manliness finds acceptance and self worth in Marine Corps boot camp.


  • Title: The Pink Marine: One Boy's Journey Through Boot Camp to Manhood
  • Author: Greg Cope White Norman Lear
  • ISBN: 0996710302
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Greg Cope White Norman Lear

Author, blogger, television writer, world traveler, and inveterate bon vivant Greg White is also a former sergeant in the U.S Marine Corps.He served six years in the Marines His new memoir The Pink Marine chronicles his survival of pre DADT boot camp Truly a glutton for punishment, he went on to complete Officer Candidate School over the course of two summers after boot camp effectively completing basic training three times His Marine Corps memoir is optioned for a TV series.He has a long history in film and television production His writing credits include HBO s Dream On, Norman Lear s The Powers That Be and 704 Hauser, Fox s Life With Louie, Sony s animated series Jumanji, and Disney s Social Studies He just wrote and starred in a pilot for Food Network He competed on Mark Burnett s new TV show On The Menu He is not a doctor, but played one on Another World, and he appeared in The Young and the Restless He currently stars on Cooking Channel s show Unique Sweets.He is a bi coastal, polo playing, sixth generation Texan with a voracious appetite for life He regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and The Good Men Project.



Comments The Pink Marine: One Boy's Journey Through Boot Camp to Manhood

  • Liralen

    When White joined the Marine Corps, he did and didn't know what he was getting into: he knew he'd have to beef up. He knew he'd have to take orders. He knew he'd be able to stay with his best friend. He knew that he was gay, and that he'd have to stay closeted for the duration of his—pre-Don't Ask Don't Tell—service.He didn't know just how hard training would be. He didn't know that he'd rise to the challenge. He didn't know, or at least fully process, that "boot camp" had a whole lot less t [...]


  • Mary Novaria

    Doesn’t matter if you’re military or civilian, gay or straight, The Pink Marine is inspiration for anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider, kept a big secret, or feared they wouldn’t measure up. Greg Cope White’s honesty, grit and humor march the reader through the challenging mental, physical and emotional hurdles of a closeted, gay man at Marine boot camp at a time when homosexuals were banned from military duty. There’d be hell to pay if he were found out and, although the specter [...]


  • Carla

    This book is wonderful. It is inspiring & hilarious. Sorry for the cliche, but; I laughed, I cried. I strongly recommend it. *I received a free copy from Greg Cope White in exchange for my honest review.*


  • Bookworm

    After reading three huge tomes in a row I needed something lighter in terms of subject matter and something not as long. It seemed like this would be a good fit at the moment.Author White decides to enlist in the Marines Corps boot camp along with his best friend. Despite not really understanding what he was getting into and that he was gay, White decides he will give it a go.This is the story of his early life and time in boot camp (he briefly discusses his time with the Marine Corps but this i [...]


  • Suzy Soro

    The trouble I have with most people's memoirs is that they're boring. I could never say that about Greg Cope White's new book, The Pink Marine. If we start with the concept of his double bravery - telling the story of being gay in the Marines AND being in the Marines - we have the basics of a life well led and a story well told. His humor shines through the entire book and with quotes from actress Sally Field and others, makes it hard to put the book down. Highly recommend.


  • Andy White

    I was disappointed that this was not funnier. I was pleasantly surprised at how moving and interesting it reads.


  • Steve Woods

    A very funny take on a very intense experience. All the more appealing if you have actually done it yourself. In the end there was little difference between this experience and that of so many others. When the draft was in place there were many like the author who would never have opted for the military, they lacked self confidence and suffered from a poor self image also. The training very often made them into someone they would never otherwise have been. Not to say that the methods used were a [...]


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