Book of the Month
A timely memoir of a female Australian soldier's thirty-four-year career from WRAAC School in the late 1970s, to numerous deployments including peacekeeping operations in East Timor to supporting the Global War on Terrorism in Afghanistan.
Donna confronts the ignominy of the military mind-set – ‘Harden up! Stop being weak! You're better than that! One foot in front of the other!’ – with an unwillingness to remain trapped in a quagmire of toxic emotions.
This inspiring story shows how Donna's courage, strength of mind, tenacity and sense of humour helped her embark on her new life as a civilian. She comes to realise she is more than just a soldier. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, daughter and sister.