The Astronaut Wives Club
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... show more
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.Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night.As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.
Publish date: June 11th 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
I listened to this novel and I am glad that I did, as there were lots of dates in it and I thought Orlagh Cassidy did an excellent job as the narrator. I never got tired of listening as Ms. Cassidy went through what these women did as astronaut wives but I had a feeling that if I had tried to read t...
Loved it. I really wish I had read the book before watching the series.
Five Thoughts1. More of a general overview than a in-depth look.2. These wives never really get any individuality but rather ended up group by mission names.3. Glosses over the pressures of the perfect life, the affairs, and the problems. 4. Enjoyed this as an overview but you'll need another book f...
Twee, insubstantial and obviously trying to cash in on the 'Women of Mad Men' phenomena, while totally missing the point of the strong, empowered characters slowly making a stand who feature in that show.What we have here reads, (or in my case sounds) like a Woman's Weekly/Reader's Digest 'Guide to ...
I liked this book, although I wanted to love this book. It was almost like gossiping with someone at a party; the stories were short and lacking in detail, but interesting if you love reading about the space race. I only recommend it if you already know a lot about the astronaut corps and the Merc...