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Sarah Smiley


Sarah Smiley

Navy wife Sarah Smiley is the author of a syndicated newspaper column that reaches more than two million readers weekly, and of the memoirs DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS (Hyperion, 2013), GOING OVERBOARD (Penguin/New American Library, 2005) and a collection of essays titled I’M JUST SAYING… (Ballinger, 2008).

Sarah has been featured in The New York Times Magazine (“Confessions of a Military Wife,” November 6, 2005) and Newsweek, and on ABC’s "Nightline," "CNN American Morning," "CNN Sunday Morning," "CBS The Early Show," "Fox News Studio B" and "MSNBC Live."

Sarah Smiley

Books by Sarah Smiley

by Sarah Smiley - Nonfiction

While Dustin, a Navy pilot, is overseas in Africa on a year-long deployment, his wife and three young sons invite strangers into their home to fill his empty chair at Sunday dinner. Each week brings new experiences for the Smiley family. Sarah introduces her boys to role models while counting down the months and weeks until her husband returns. It is an ambitious and challenging family project filled with discoveries and surprises for both the host family and their special guests.