From Robert Morgan Fisher




Robert Morgan Fisher is working with a group of veterans with PTSD who would appreciate books for his UCLA “Wordcommando’s Writing Group.”

If you are interested in donating books, then drop off a sturdy bag of books at Emerson for Robert to consider. He’s looking for certain types of authors and material that Wordcommandos can relate to and learn from–not necessarily war literature, but among the books on this list there is quite a bit of that. Also, more along the lines of fiction, poetry, and essays–as opposed to “self-help” books.

Robert will go through each bag and take the books that the group can use.



  • The Things They Carried (stories) by Tim O’Brien
  • Redeployment (stories) by Phil Klay
  • I’m Still Standing by Shoshana Johnson
  • Jesus Son (stories) by Denis Johnson
  • The Tenth of December (stories) by George Saunders
  • Red Cavalry (stories) by Isaac Babel
  • Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams
  • In Pharaoh’s Army by Tobias Wolff
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • The Visiting Privilege (stories) by Joy Williams
  • Rule Number Two by Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft
  • The Night in Question (stories) by Tobias Wolff
  • Hesitation Kills by Jane Blair
  • Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
  • My Heart is an Idiot by Davy Rothbart
  • Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • New American Stories edited by Ben Marcus
  • Shade it Black by Jess Goodell
  • Plenty of Time When We Get Home by Kayla Williams
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain


Feel free to call or e-mail Robert with any questions or a list of books for him to evaluate.

For more information, contact Robert Morgan Fisher at 310-502-4687 or