Lily Koppel is a good friend and I have loved watching her new book “The Astronaut Wive’s Club” launch into the stratosphere. It features several of my recipes including my Banana Cream Pie with Whipped Cream Topping (aka Easy Moon Cake), and Perfect Mini Astro Wife Chocolate Cookies (or Cape Cookies, aka Tiny Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies). Get your copy by clicking here.
Here’s a little synopsis of the book courtesy of Koppel’s website:
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 the country raced to land a man on the Moon. 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 50 years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.