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1001 Things to Love About Military Life

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A first-of-its-kind celebration of military life, 1001 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT MILITARY LIFE chronicles some obvious and not-so-obvious traditions, advantages and experiences military members, veterans and their families share.

Full of heart-warming vignettes, laugh-out-loud lists, stories and quotes from military members and family members, and photos that speak a thousand po
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Center Street
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SOS Aloha
As an Air Force veteran turned spouse, I enjoyed reading this book and sharing it with my extended family. Following the format presented by the authors, I offer you 5 reasons to buy this book:

1. It brought back fond memories of my time in ROTC, on active duty, and now as a spouse.

2. It reminded me of why I commissioned as an officer, why I stayed beyond my service commitment, and why I transitioned to military spouse.

3. It gave me a chuckle of the military acronyms, absurdities, and absolutes.

As a newlywed, my husband bought this book for me as an introduction to being a military wife. It is not my usual format of reading, even for non-fiction. It was literally like reading a list of 1001 things, some with no explination and that appeared as "inside jokes" or acronyms. I felt that service members could relate better to this book, as it was very hard for me to get through as a spouse. There were some points that touched on military family life and phrases that only military spouses co ...more
Dana Barnes
This book was a poor representation of military life. Some of the most negative things about the lifestyle were listed as positive. I don't know if that was supposed to be a joke, but I didn't find it funny. Also as a military spouse, I didn't find it to be relatable at all. This book was definitely not meant for enlisted personnel or their families. More than half of the items on the list solely pertained to officers. They should have named this book "1001 Reasons Officers And Their Spouses Thi ...more
I really liked this one! It was packed full of awesome, and sometimes hilarious, reasons to love military life. It definitely gave me a few good reasons, in addition to the ones I already had, to seriously consider joining the military. Recommended!
Dec 01, 2011 Kristy added it
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Even though my husband has been in the military for 12 years I didnt relate to this book a lot.. We dont have kids, we've never been stationed overseas nor have we moved a lot.
Quite a few laughs in this book and a lot of nodding of the head. Very fun read.
This is an absolute must read book for anyone associated with the military.
Ashley Brantley
Great! Excellent look into the lives of the military and their families.
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