"If you've ever wanted to know what life on an army base is like, you have to read this amazingly honest memoir." -- PureWow
Raised as an Army brat, Angie Ricketts thought she knew what she was in for when she eloped with Darrin--then an infantry lieutenant--on the eve of his deployment to Somalia. Since that time, Darrin, now a colonel, has been deployed eight times, serving four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. And Ricketts, has lived every one of those deployments intimately--distant enough to survive the years spent apart from her husband, but close enough to share a common purpose and a lifestyle they both love.
With humor, candor, and a brazen attitude, Ricketts pulls back the curtain on a subculture many readers know, but few ever will experience. Counter to the dramatized snap shot seen on the TV show Army Wives , Ricketts digs into the personalities and posturing that officers' wives must survive daily--whether navigating a social event on post, suffering through a husbands prolonged deployment or reacting to a close friends death in combat.
"Outspoken in her critique of the 'Army machine,' Ricketts celebrates the 'secret sisterhood' of soldiers' wives, defiantly and desperately battling for survival. A blunt, bold debut memoir." -- Kirkus Reviews