Item description for 365 Deployment Days: A Wife's Survival Story by Sara Dawalt...
365 Deployment Days: A Wife's Survival Story follows a military wife's experiences during her husband's deployment to Iraq. Filled with laughter, tears, and everything in between, 365 Deployment Days explores the wide-ranging emotions brought about by a loved one's deployment. Through self-exploration Sara Dawalt learns the skills necessary to cope and make sense of her life during a period of turmoil. She reaches a turning point and gains a new understanding of herself, life, and how to survive deployment. Her quest for happiness during what could have been her darkest year will touch your life. Dawalt shows you how each day apart from a loved one at war can be a meaningful experience.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2007
Publisher Bridgeway Books
ISBN 1933538945 ISBN13 9781933538945
Availability 0 units.
More About Sara Dawalt
Sara Dawalt is a military spouse, who like thousands of other loved ones, knows the pain of enduring deployment. Her husband, Brandon has deployed with Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division to Iraq twice. She is a pre-Kindergarten teacher who lives in Killeen, Texas.
Sara Dawalt currently resides in Killeen, in the state of Texas. Sara Dawalt was born in 1977.
Reviews - What do customers think about 365 Deployment Days: A Wife's Survival Story?
Helpful Tool for any Army Wife Sep 6, 2008
I am a new Army Wife and I would recommend this book to anyone who struggles with the day-to-day life after a loved one deploys. Some days even the simplest tasks seem so overwhelming that I can not seem to do them and I felt like I was going out of my mind. Reading Sara's book helped me to realize that I am not in this boat alone and that I have people out there who understand. I have managed to start listening to others better and I have found my own "battle rhythm" to help me through this first deployment. This is a MUST READ for all who have a spouse deployed!!!
I totally get it!! Aug 22, 2008
I thought the book was great and I felt that I wasn't the only one out there that felt certain things while my husband was deployed. Yes, sometimes the stories were a tad repetitive but again that's often how you feel when your husbands gone for so long - like you're in a rut and everything just happens over and over again. I read the book after my husband got home from his first deployment and before he left for his second and I still got a lot out of it. Thanks Sarah and Brandon!
it was okay... Aug 20, 2008
As a military wife, I've read several books relating to deployments. I was expecting this one to explain how the author coped with her husband's deployment. Instead, it seemed that each chapter talked about the same things. She offered no insight or really explained what she was going through. The only things I got out of the book were that work and soccer were two things that helped her get through deployment. It would have been nice if she went into more depth or offered helpful tips for women who are dealing with a deployment.
not so good Jul 15, 2008
I found this book to be annoying and not worth the money. My husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan and I was looking for a book by someone going through a similar experience. I found this book to be lacking in any story because the author does not go into detail about her life and her feelings. Instead she fills the book with catch phrases and stupid stories that are not worth writing a book about. I wanted a description of how she lived and dealt with the separation. I didn't get that from this book and am very disappointed.
I would suggest the book A Year of Absence to anyone who wants to read a well written book about others who handled the good and bad aspects of deployment.
Check out "A Year of Absence" instead... Jun 14, 2008
if you really want a "real" story of deployment survival.
365 Deployment days will be laughable to you if you are a military wife with children. My husband is 5 months into a year long deployment, and I have 2 children. I was a bit put off by a few things. First, I didn't appreciate the "what about me" attitude throughout the book. And not being about to deal with taking out the trash? Next time you will get a maid? (let me tell you you have lost the pity of enlisted and Jr. Officer readers right there) Complaining about sending your husband packages and feeling like you live at the post office? C'mon.
I think a lot of the problem was that she had waaay too much time on her hands.