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, the Huffington Post and Glamour. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two spacey rescue dogs, Ozzy and Lucky.
The American astronauts have been the subject of many books and movies. For their dedication and bravery, they earned a well-deserved place in American history. As the men blasted off into space, left back on terra firma were the wives who kept the homes running and the children cared for. This is a fly-on-the wall look at the lives of those astronaut wives, who became celebrities because of their spouses.