The Astronaut Wives Club The Right Stuff meets Mad Men in Lily Koppel's account of 1960s-era NASA wives, The Astronaut Wives Club . Behind their glamorous all-American veneer —… The Astronaut Wives Club The Right Stuff meets Mad Men in Lily Koppel's account of 1960s-era NASA wives, The Astronaut Wives Club . Behind their glamorous all-American veneer —… 2013-06-11 Nonfiction Grand Central Publishing
Book Review

The Astronaut Wives Club (2013)

THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB by Lily Koppel
THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB by Lily Koppel
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 11, 2013; Writer: Lily Koppel; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

The Right Stuff meets Mad Men in Lily Koppel's account of 1960s-era NASA wives, The Astronaut Wives Club. Behind their glamorous all-American veneer — the bubble hair and pastel shirtwaists, the Life magazine photo shoots, the White House soirees — the women were a plucky bunch who held each other up through good times and bad (many are still friends more than half a century later). It's a little hard to keep them all straight, but it doesn't matter much. This is one of those light, tasty summer reads you'll guzzle down like a milk shake. B+

Originally posted Jun 12, 2013 Published in issue #1264 Jun 21, 2013 Order article reprints