Monday, June 24, 2013

Real housewives of outer space: Lily Koppel's THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB: A True Story

Lily Koppel takes us back to a watershed moment in American culture with The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, the untold story of the women behind the Mercury 7. It's a fascinating bit of biography, but it's also a compassionate look at the dark side of the moon, if you will: how these families were affected when the spotlight dimmed and some of the astronauts were killed. Divorce, alcoholism and other real life tragedies inevitably came along, and as the Wives lives unfold, we see their real strength of character.

Note to Bravo: These are the REAL real housewives. Smart, independent, intelligent and kind. When do we get to see that on TV?

Highly recommending.

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