Plate and Bottle
5411 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005
6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013
Fly Me to the Moon: Book Talk and Wine Tasting "Spaceflight" with the author of The Astronaut Wives Club: A True StoryRelive Houston’s heyday! Join us on Wednesday, June 19th at Plate and Bottle, 5411 Morningside from 6 to 8pm in Rice Village for an “out of this world” experience. Hear a little jazz, have a little wine, meet the author AND some of the Astronaut Wives. Tickets include a signed, cloth copy of the book.About the book: As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night.
As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. This is the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history. About the author: Lily Koppel is the bestselling author of The Red Leather Diary. She has written for The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and Glamour. She lives in New York City.
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