Confessions of a Military Wife

Confessions of a Military Wife

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by Mollie Gross
     
 

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"“I remember when I hit rock bottom. There I was with no make-up on, hadn’t showered, eating raw cookie dough out of the tube, hitting on the toothless bagger at the commissary, and ordering jewelry off the TV. And that was just my first day!”

Confessions of a Military Wife is an honest, witty, and often hilarious look at the life of the new…  See more details below

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"“I remember when I hit rock bottom. There I was with no make-up on, hadn’t showered, eating raw cookie dough out of the tube, hitting on the toothless bagger at the commissary, and ordering jewelry off the TV. And that was just my first day!”

Confessions of a Military Wife is an honest, witty, and often hilarious look at the life of the new generation military wife. Mollie Gross learned the hard way to laugh instead of cry at what she could not control as a military spouse—and as she quickly discovered, nearly everything was out of her control!

A standup comedienne, public speaker, and wife of a Marine Corps officer, Mollie explores everything about the “issued” spouse, from deployment and the stress of having a husband in a combat zone, to the realization that marriage changes when your husband returns home from war. Nothing is taboo or out-of-bounds in Confessions, including the “parties” military wives throw for themselves before hubby returns. (You’ll have to read the book to find out about those!)

More than one million American servicemen have deployed to war over the last few years, which means the lives and lifestyles of military wives are now front and center in the public’s curiosity. How do they live? What is their day-to-day life like? How do they interact? How do they deal with weeks and months of separation? The answers will surprise (and in some cases, shock) you. Confessions teaches all women, whether civilian or military, that they can learn to find the funny side of anything by embracing the situation and changing their perspective. And now they can do so with humor and levity, and a little wisdom.

Evocative and provocative, Confessions of a Military Wife is a can’t-put-down book that will leave you laughing and crying at the same time.

About the Author: Mollie Gross is a former Marine Spouse, author, standup comedienne, and public speaker. She uses comedy and quick wit to encourage and inspire other military wives through the challenges of the military lifestyle. She lives with her husband Jon in Los Angeles."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611210507
Publisher:
Savas Beatie
Publication date:
11/11/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
210,439
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Mollie Gross is a professional stand-up comedienne, motivational speaker, and the wife of a USMC Iraq War veteran. She teaches audiences to “Handle it with Humor”— to learn how to laugh through life’s toughest challenges. To follow her on social media, listen to her podcast, or inquire about booking, please visit www.molliegross.com.

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Confessions of a Military Wife 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a military wives book club and loved it! Even as a new military wife i could relate. Molly shares her stories in a way that also has helped me make the best out of this lifestyle. I would suggest this for any military wife or girlfriend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me so much. Mollie truly gives an in-depth look into being married to a Marine. I read this book halfway through our deployment and it really was a pick-me-up. It gave me a confidence boost and reminded me that I am not alone in the way I feel. I also love how humorous she keeps the book. Being with a Marine is no easy feat, but there isn't another person in this world that will ever make me more proud. I think this book should be mandatory for all girlfriends, Fiancees and Wives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for any military wife. As a newlywed military wife myself, I found this book extremely helpful to adjusting to the everyday occurrences that military wives face. It covers everything from adjusting to life on base, dealing with being separated from family and friends, pre-deployment preparation, and it discusses the struggles of deployments and how to survive those long months apart from your spouse. This is one of the best military wife books that I have read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a great book, easy to read, funny and kept me interested. Although I'm an Army Wife, any spouse of any military branch can read this. However, it didn't really provide me with much new information, it did give me things to think about that hadn't really come to mind before. I certainly enjoyed reading Mollie's experience and will probably pick it up to read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an incredible, funny, resourceful book fit for military wives of all ages. It has so many great ideas and stories. I laughed and cried my way through the book and still refer to it often as well as recommend it to all my friends. Looking forward to Mollie's next book!
Janna82 More than 1 year ago
Thought this was a wonderful read. You get the first hand insite to being in the military even when you are not. Actually makes you feel like a military wife. Has good marriage tips also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humour is the honey that makes the medicine go down. Mollie Gross might well be read by the partners of police officers, fire fighters, race car drivers too. Spouses are as much risk-takers as the partners they choose!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is incredibly funny! Not only is it funny, but it really reaches to your heart and you cry and laugh more in ten minutes then you thought you would. This book got me through a deployment and I have gifted it to many girls who love it. I am not much of a reader and I could not put this down...Must Read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't even finish this book, I got pretty far into it and quit. It was just obnoxious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! I am a marine wife and could relate to so much in this book! A must read!
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