A few weeks ago, we added Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage to the SpouseBUZZ Book Club. Tomorrow evening on SpouseBUZZ Talk Radio, we'll be interviewing the author, Tanya Biank, about her book and the Lifetime television series, Army Wives. Tanya's book was the inspiration for the television show.
The book was, at least for me, much more interesting than the television series because it's based on real, tragic and extraordinary events that took place around Ft. Bragg in the summer of 2002. Once I dug in to Army Wives, I couldn't put the book down.
If you've read the book, you now know that some of the seemingly outrageous storylines depicted in the television show really did happen. The son abusing his mother, the surrogate story, etc.. You have also met the real women behind the characters in the show.
And it was an eye-opener, wasn't it?
In hindsight, I wish we had featured Tanya's book in the Book Club before the television series aired. That would have put some things in perspective for those of us who had not read the book before the series began. On the other hand, there are some advantages in interviewing Tanya after the first season has ended. Tanya recently returned from California where she attended the season finale party for Army Wives, so we'll be talking to her about that, and we'll also get her take on the season finale, which, as you know, left me disappointed...
Those of you who have read the book, what did you think about the book? And, were you as shocked as I was over the ending? Those who haven't read the book, stop here if you don't want to know.
I was shocked that Andrea Floyd, the Pamela character on the show, was murdered by her husband. I didn't see it coming, but I have talked to airforcewife, who will be co-hosting tomorrow night's show, and she was not shocked. I would be interested to read your reaction to this part of the story.
If you want to talk to Tanya about her book or the show, you can be live on-air with her tomorrow evening by calling 646.478.5665. You can also leave questions or comments for Tanya in the comment section of this post, or submit a question through the SpouseBUZZ Yahoo IM group while we're on air tomorrow night.
Block 9:00 - 10:00 EDT off on your calendar tomorrow evening and click here to listen live to the show. Our hour with Tanya Biank is sure to be an interesting one.