A former Navy brat and present-day Navy wife, Sarah Smiley knows better than anyone that weddings and funerals–even childbirth!–take a backseat to Uncle Sam. Yet when Sarah’s husband, Dustin, is sent away for an unexpected deployment, what follows is a true test of strength and wit that even Sarah’s list-making mother couldn’t have prepared her for.
Just when Sarah thinks she has it all under control, a charming Navy doctor creates temptation that is hard to resist. Now, with one distant spouse, two children and three best friends, Sarah learns that life sometimes means going a little overboard.
Exceptionally frank and brazenly funny, this memoir of marrying young and growing up late exposes everything you never knew you didn’t know about life in the military….and then some.
Praise for Going Overboard
“Smiley is so painfully honest that readers who’ve been there are likely to feel that old familiar hot flush of hysteria.”- The Virginian-Pilot
“Smiley’s not afraid to question the tight-lipped culture she inhabits, nor the government’s decisions about Iraq. Her new book is sure to make Rummy sweat.” - Philadelphia City Paper
“[Smiley's] open style and down-home wit will win over people who don’t care about ships, bombs and bullets…while certainly tied to the military, [her writing] should appeal to everyone with a heartbeat.” - Soundings