Better Late Than Never: The Astronaut Wives Club

     
Title: Astronaut Wives Club
Author: Lisa Kopppel
Year: 2013
I completely missed out on this book and show when they were both having their big moments. It's not really surprising. I seem to never read books until after they have a been out awhile. This was an audio book for me (again, not so surprising). Before I go any further, the woman that narrated the audio book occasionally attempted a weird southern accent. Aside from that it wasn't too bad. She definitely wasn't the worst I have ever heard. 

Now I will move onto the book. Reading this book was like a breath of fresh air. It stands out from anything else I have read in a long time.  I loved finding out about how the first astronaut wives lived. I never had any idea that the astronauts were so revered and were treated like celebrities. It also documents the hardships and stresses they dealt with individually and as a family. My only complaint was that towards the end, as new astronauts and wives got added, I began to get confused. Some of the people shared first names and I began mixing them. If I had read it as opposed to listening it might have not been a problem. I actually liked it enough that someday I may give it another read. 

If you got to read the book or watch the show, let me know what you thought.
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