The Astronaut Wives Club A True Story Author:Lily Koppel As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. — An... more »nie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails. As their celebrity rose--and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives--they continued to rally together, and forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.« less
Danielle R. reviewed The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story on
Helpful Score: 3
Not a story so much as a collection of anecdotes that together give an idea of life during that time. For that reason - the understanding of being a woman and especially the wife of one of the hero astronauts - it's interesting, but you don't really get to know any of the wives in depth.