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☆☆☆☆☆"Diary of a Woman’s Misadventures in Iraq" by Melia Meichelbock is a heartfelt, enduring, and lighthearted account of one female soldier’s haphazard, unpredictable, and traumatic experiences while being deployed overseas. In the post-9/11 era, she gets a personal and realistic look at the Iraqis and their attitudes toward Americans who are just trying to help civilians. 

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☆☆☆☆☆"Diary of a Woman's Misadventures in Iraq" is a work of non-fiction in the military, autobiography, and slice-of-life subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience. Penned by author Melia Meichelbock, this candid and interesting work provides an unfiltered and authentic account of a female soldier's experience in a war-torn region. Meichelbock's diary entries offer an engaging blend of humor, wit, and sincerity, providing readers with a rare insight into the multifaceted life of a soldier. The book goes beyond the typical war narrative, shedding light on the struggles of being one of the few female soldiers, the loneliness of being away from home, and the camaraderie that forms amidst danger.

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☆☆☆☆☆Funny.....but with a slap in the back of the head message. You will feel like you are in Iraq..with all the Army SNAFUs as well as the intensely personal emotions of an American girl representing her country well. The author is your girlfriend or your sister or your daughter telling funny story after funny story while at the same time letting the reader know how important the US mission in Iraq is...to her and to the rest of us. Couldn't put it down.

☆☆☆☆☆An Intimate Look at War in Iraq - Hard to Put Down. This book gives an intimate, candid view of life as a soldier in Iraq. I felt as though I was right there with the author and could not wait to see what happened next. The writer bares her soul and gives a frank, uncensored account of military politics and the challenges of being a woman in a man's world. One of the best books I have read in a long time and a must read for anyone who wants to know what our soldiers go through in Iraq.

☆☆☆☆☆A Woman-in-the-Military Eye Opener! An incredibly candid soldier's journal in Iraq. It's a fast read and a different take on Iraq/Iraqis than the 6 o'clock news. She's basically caught between the mind-numbing frustrations of the army, the physical risks traveling/working in a war zone and the 24-7 sexual pressure from hundreds of soldiers who haven't seen a good-looking woman in months! This might make a motion picture.

☆☆☆☆☆Honest, personal and oh-so humorous viewpoint of life in the military. What a crackup! Each and every chapter brings with it a new experience and of course, a new laugh - from MREs to toilets (or more appropriately, lack of toilets) to gunning and, one simply cannot forget the endless guard duty. It gives the reader an insider's view of what it's like to be in a war ravaged country and more importantly, what it's not like. Meichelbock's candid and personal portrayal of her experience makes you feel like you're reading the memoirs of a really good friend. A great read!