I Love A Man In Uniform review

i-love-a-man-in-uniform1Lily Burana, author of Strip City, is back with I Love a Man in Uniform, a book about her marriage to a West Point officer. Not the most likely candidate for my blog, but that is the wonder of reading beyond your horizons! I picked this book up to pass along to my friend Ryan, an officer in the U.S. Navy, and his wife, when I had the unexpected chance to meet Burana at the author reception at Winter Institute, where she was seated next to Brandon Sanderson. That odd couple may not be as book-worthy as Burana and her husband, an officer in the U.S. Army, but it did illustrate the point (and counterpoint) of the book. Burana was all poise and no punk at the reception, but her book recounts the psychological gauntlet she had to battle through to reach that level of self-assurance. This memoir is as candid as they come, coming from a woman who’s not afraid to bare it all. Burana is a former stripper but unlike Tila Tequila she is also a capable writer, as evidenced by her work for The Washington Post and her multiple books. In today’s world of armed conflicts and PTSD, this is a book that is both pertinent and poignant.


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