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Going Overboard: The Misadventures of a Military Wife
Going Overboard The Misadventures of a Military Wife
Author: Sarah Smiley
In 1999, Sarah was a typical bride-to-be, flustered with wedding details. Then the groom called. "I don't want you to panic, but I might not be able to come to our wedding..." — 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 ba...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451218513
ISBN-10: 0451218515
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 288
Edition: Reprint
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3.1 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: NAL Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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I find that military spouses are often overly critical of their peers when evaluating their peers, so there are very mixed reviews about Sarah's writing.

Personally, I find her work to be refreshing because it comes from her. When I first started reading this book I couldn't help thinking, "Well, I cannot relate to this at ALL!" and I threw the book off to the side and forgot about it. But then, I started to realize that Sarah is writing about Sarah, not me. So, I looked at the book as I might one of Sophie Kinsella's (Shopaholic Series) or any other chick lit writer and I loved the book.

Ironically, now I actually know and work with Sarah and find her to be an amazingly thoughtful person. She is candidly funny and that permeates her work, so the read is quite easy and exciting. I don't think her work needs to be limited to 'just' military wives. I think anyone who likes a sense of humor would enjoy Sarah's writing.
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I in the military myself and married to someone in the military thought that this book spoke volumes about what it is like to be a military spouse. This book was light hearted, witty and personal all in the same breath. I laughed and cried, because I know how hard it is and can be. We have all had those days where you just want to pack your bags and go home, but you can't even though many do. You stay and stick it out.

I passed this book alond to all of my military spouse friends and we thought that this book spoke the truth. The unglamorous, honest truth. Great laugh and reprieve from the daily routine, just reassuring knowing that someone else has been there and survived.

Highly recommended.


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