"...every page manifests the author's vitality and pluckiness." -- The Boston Herald
"...despite Johnson's light touch, she raises some serious questions." -- Publisher's Weekly
"This book should be required reading for every woman contemplating joining the U.S. Navy and probably any other branch of the military service." -- Copley News Service
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LouAnne Johnson is a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps Officer, high school teacher and college instructor. She is the author of My Posse Don't Do Homework (Dangerous Minds), The Girls in the Back of the Class, and Two Parts Textbook, One Part Love.From Publishers Weekly:
Another story about a naive recruit learning to live in the military servicea genre that goes all the way back to World War II and See Here, Private Hargrovethis entry is unusual because the recruit is a woman and because she is a spunky and feisty human being. There are the customary mock-horrors of basic trainingthe shock of living without privacy and the petty officer, outwardly hard as nails, who sheds a tear when her "girls" finish. There are adjustments to conditions on various bases in the U.S. and the difficulties of finding quarters in the Philippines. But most of all, there is the problem of fitting into "this man's Navy," and, despite Johnson's light touch, she raises some serious questions. She claims she was sexually harassed at almost every turn and on many occasions was discriminated against by men genuinely bitter about females serving in the armed forces. (December 15
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