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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing made me see my childhood heros feet of clay, 21 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: The Astronaut Wives Club (Kindle Edition)
This was a fascinating read it took me just a couple of days to read it at every spare moment. It is beautifully written and gave such an insight to the lives of the families.
I have always been fascinated by space flight and the moon landings.
I was just 9 years old and remember everything about the landings. I remember the splash downs and seeing these very women at the sites.
To read the details of their lives and the hold that NASA had over all of them was interesting to say the least, it was almost as if they were indentured to NASA and they must adhere to the rules or their whole world could crash land too.
I cannot believe that my childhood hero's the astronauts had such feet of clay with their philandering and total lack of understanding of the families needs and difficulties and support for their wives in most cases. Perhaps John Glenn was the wisest who kept his wife and family out of the NASA circus that the other ladies were exposed too. Or was there an ulterior motive there too.
The women were the Barbie to the astronauts Ken, look pretty and stay quiet and you will get it all, seemed to be the attitude of NASA and also it seemed that the American people also expected the wives to be a bit like Julius Caesar's wife "above suspicion" too, but were totally blinded to what the husbands got up to.
How most of these women survived was down to (it appears in a lot of cases) vast amounts of alcohol and smoking.
I felt for all of the women in this book and I'm sure when they have reflected on their lives they must feel at least some anger towards their husbands who were so focused on their careers that they just forgot the rest of their lives.
BRILLIANT READ I've already recommended it to several of my friends.
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