Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage

Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage

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Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank, Laural Merlington

Army Wives goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life to bring readers into the hearts and homes of today's military wives. Biank tells the story of four typical army wives who, in a flash, find themselves in extraordinary circumstances that ultimately force them to redefine who they are as women and wives. This is a true story about what happens when real life collides with army convention. Army Wives is a groundbreaking narrative that takes the reader beyond the army's gates, taking a close look at the other woman-the army itself- and how its traditions, rules, and wartime realities deeply impact marriage and home life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455853960
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

TANYA BIANK is a Fulbright scholar, journalist and syndicated columnist. She is a contributing writer to several military-related publications and is a frequent guest speaker. The book is the basis for Lifetime TV's hit show Army Wives.

The daughter of a career Army officer, Tanya lives in Virginia with her husband, an Army officer assigned to the Pentagon.

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Army Wives 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
1-Former-Army-Spouse More than 1 year ago
Having done things in reverse order I saw the television program before getting the audio book version. As a former career military spouse I knew from the moment I watched the first episode that the writer was one of "us" - I was hooked. The story is a great depiction of what life is really like as a military spouse. We are, I guess you could say, "single" married women, both mother and father MOST of the time. Any reader would come away with a better understanding of the uniqueness in being a military family and their sacrifices while serving our country from the sidelines in times of conflict or peace. Audio books are great to listen to on my daily one hour commute to work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am about to become an 'army wife' and I found this book very enjoyable! It gives a unique look into the lives of army wives with husbands of different rank. I thought it was excellent! I couldn't put it down!
Cheri Leffler More than 1 year ago
Obviously written by one of us..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is far from the glorified perception of what being a military spouse truly is. I absolutely love this book and I would recommend it to any lady that is about to be a military spouse.
DMALICE More than 1 year ago
I had the chance to read this book and it was amazing, me being new to the military spousal community it gave me an insight that i would not have otherwise had. I also had the chance to meet the author and she was very humbling and down to earth. what an amazing journey she took while interviewing these Soldiers and their spouses!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Honestly the only reason I can even say I kept reading this book is because my husband is from Fayetteville NC and Stedman and I lived there for 5 years myself , so I am very familiar with all the areas that she was talking about in the book. It was easy for me to identify because of that. I did not like that she made the lower enlisted seem like they are dirt poor and that we all live in trashy box apartments or trailers. My husband is lower enlisted soldier and we live pretty darn comfy without overspending. When we lived in Fayetteville we had a beautiful 1100sq ft apt which happen to be right around the corner from Andrea Cory's housing area. and nice cars and we had food and we weren't struggling. This isn't to say that there are some other families who don't struggle but I think it is unfair for a women who husband was an officer and father was a Col to make that assumption, since she herself has never lived that life. I also think she found the lowest enlisted wives she could and thats what her assumptions were based off of. Half the wives I know are not at the food bank scavaging for food. All in all its a good read and you can see where it matches up with the show.