Jarhead Author Anthony Swofford on Veterans Day On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6 PM Coming Home Long Beach presents author Anthony Swofford talking about his experience as a veteran and his writing. Following the success of Jarhead, Swofford assumed he had exorcised his military demons. But as every veteran discovers, that isn’t how it works. What followed was his memoir Hotels, Hospitals and Jails. For more information on the other California Reads War Comes Home and Coming Home Long Beach events about the veterans’ experience, go to our go to our War Comes Home Calendar of Events or rsvp on Facebook.