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Junie Moon Rising

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This is a sequel to Goodbye Junie Moon. After leaving Vietnam and testifying in the U.S. Senate about her experiences as a whistle blower, Junie Moon tries to pick up the pieces. Alone and in the USA for the first time, she has lost her business and is broke. Her only chance of survival rests on the success of a book she plans to write with the help of Robin Moore (The Fre ...more
Kindle Edition, 257 pages
Published April 8th 2013 by June Collins
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Travis Benton
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read June Collin's other two books, Khaki Mafiaand Goodbye Junie Moon. This latest book is just as good as the last two.

The series is something straight out of fiction. I keep expecting someone to make a movie of it.
Beryl Belsky
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
The main focus of June Collins’ first memoir, Goodbye June Moon, is war-torn Vietnam, where she worked as a booking agent providing entertainment for the US troops there. It ends with her giving testimony before a US Senate committee on the widespread corruption in the army clubs. In Junie Moon Rising, Collins takes up where she left off, just after her testimony, wondering what she is to do with herself.

A phone call from the author and scriptwriter Robin Moore leads to their collaboration on t
Mom Taxi Julie
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm totally fascinated with Junie Moon. She's lived so many different kinds of lives all in one! To think I've lived in the same 45 mile radius my entire life and she's been all over the world and back. Thanks to her books I got to experience a bit of her travels with her.

Junie Moon Rising picks up right when her last book leaves off which I was thrilled with. Bathing topless on a big Japanese boat to running a trucking company we travel along with June through her life experiences.

I thought th
Nancy Felato
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book! Hated to finish it.
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In June Collins’ sequel to ‘Good-bye Junie Moon’, the story picks up after her Senate Hearing testimony against corruption in the military. Her former career destroyed, she teams up with Robin Moore to write ‘Khaki Mafia’. While the rest of us from that era were obsessing over which floor wax gave the best shine, Junie Moon was writing on a tropical island, meeting celebrities, living on a houseboat, hosting a radio show, ice trucking in Alaska, fishing for king crab on the treacherous north Pac ...more
Leila Summers
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading June Collins’ second book as much as her first one. Ms Collins has a wonderful way of writing that flows easily, keeping the reader entertained as well as educated. This story follows on from her first book, Goodbye Junie Moon, and revolves around the author’s dream to adopt street children and the long, exciting, and sometimes difficult and frustrating journey it took her to get there. It was a different era, when things weren’t as simple and easy as they are now. T ...more
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even better than her first book!

I wasn't sure I would enjoy June's second book. I mistakenly assumed she had already told us everything really interesting about her life in "Goodby Junie Moon," but was I ever wrong in that assumption. This book was even better than the first. I can hardly believe that anyone could possibly have enough strength and energy to do all that she has done. And I'm sure there is a wealth of further experiences she didn't have space to include. Loved this book. You will
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my first June Collins book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It highlights her experiences in the 70's and 80's. She did many non-traditional things in a time when women were just beginning to become independent. Her life is fascinating.
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June Collins made international news headlines in 1969 when she became a whistle-blower and testified before a U.S. Senate Committee. She pointed the finger at a group of corrupt American Army sergeants who had made millions in Vietnam by demanding kickbacks from all booking agents and sales people. June, an ex exotic dancer,had provided rock bands to the US military camps during the war. After de ...more