July 8, 2008

Book Review - Heroes at Home

This book celebrates the role of wives and spouses in military families. By sharing her own personal anecdotes and profiling several other military spouses whom she terms "hidden heroes," Ellie Kay unveils the complicated lives of the military community's members who manage homes and enliven their communities. Along the way, she passes on advice about how to survive in the hectic, constantly changing military environment. She suggests practical help that can be provided to military families, how to handle deployments, missed holidays, and frequent moves, balancing stress and budgets, getting involved and creating support networks. The lesson that comes through clearest of all, however, is to develop a sense of humor. Kay's writing is charming and funny, yet it rings of common sense and the wisdom of experience. This book is a must-read for anyone who knows a military family, whether or not you consider yourself a part of one.

You can find this book at HECSA Library:

Heroes at Home: Help & Hope for America's Military Families
Ellie Kay
UB 403 .K38 2002