The Misadventures of a Military Wife
By Sarah Smiley
New American Library, Paperback, 9780451218513, 262pp.
Publication Date: June 27, 2006
So began Sarah Smiley's life as a military wife. As a former Navy brat herself, Sarah knew better than anyone that weddings and funerals even childbirth take a backseat to Uncle Sam. But just as the young, nationally syndicated columnist was getting comfortable with the military wife's routine, her husband was sent away for an unexpected deployment. What followed was a true test of strength and wit. From getting locked out of the house in cowgirl pajamas to wrestling with the temptation of infidelity, Sarah exposes it all with candor, heart and knowing humor.
“Often funny and always humane, an unexpected voice in a world long defined by ironclad rules and abhorrence of emotion. It is that wry take on the life of a military spouse...one that questions the rules and regulations of the shadow military she embodies, that Smiley does best.”—The New York Times Magazine