The Anti-Officer

The Anti-Officer❰Reading❯ ➿ The Anti-Officer Author Sonja Landis – The trueish story of a chick turned Airborne Recon and why it was a really bad idea Take one part Military Officer one part Desperate Housewife and one part Stand Up Comic Stir Serve immediately The trueish story of a chick turned Airborne Recon and why it was a really bad idea Take one part Military Officer one part Desperate Housewife and one part Stand Up Comic Stir Serve immediately. Reviewed for Chick Lit Central wwwchicklitcentralcomI wasn’t sure what to expect from The Anti Officer Knowing Sonja Landis in person from a while back I was fully aware of her status in the Air Force That she was an Officer That she was gone an awful lot on deployments often returning with a deep dark tan anyone would kill for But that was really the extent of my knowledge Civilians aren’t privy to the behind the scenes footage of what really happens on base and if you ask you’re always rewarded with a very discreet answer I knew what she did but I didn’t really I knew what I was allowed to know periodI made the conscious effort to read Anti Officer as though I didn’t know the author on a personal level I wanted to make sure that the image I already have of her wouldn’t cloud my judgement I can honestly tell you that even if I didn’t already know Sonja and think that she’s awesome and kicks some serious a I would have definitely formed that opinion after reading this novelShe begins her journey in the military with a ton of rude awakenings finding out that there’s a lot to it than signing your name on the dotted line Boot camp survivor training constant deployments and having to deal with people you’d rather not have interactions with are just a few of the hurdles Sonja faces But she faces them bravely ultimately finding a silver lining in mostly every situationShe has a wicked sense of humor too which gets her through a lot of strange and awkward situations Like the guy who becomes her stalker Or the many times she has to deal with other airmen in the cockpit the only woman on board As mentioned on Twists and turns unbelievable international adventures and mishaps from England to Greece to Saudi Arabia to Japan unveil a story you'd never imagine could happen to just one person And in the end an uplifting message prevails Let our human weirdness connect us allLaced within her experiences are the personal relationships she has with her family like her boyfriend turned husband turned ex and the many revelations that come with the birth of her son Everything is told from a realistic no sugar coating perspective making it feel as though you’re going through it all with herI came away from reading The Anti Officer knowing so much about Sonja than I’d ever imagined I could and finding even respect for her and for the military too They do so much to protect and preserve our freedom with honor It was well worth the read Sonja Landis is from Mattawan Michigan a neighboring community I have mixed feelings about her book Her story of joining the air force on a lark She ended up signing up for 6 years which she found out later starts after her 2 year training program Sonja makes it trough officer training school and learns to fly a Rivet Joint jet Since most of her book describes her drinking and socializing I had to look up a description of the jet The USAF RC 135VW RIVET JOINT surveillance aircraft are euipped with an extensive array of sophisticated intelligence gathering euipment enabling military specialists to monitor the electronic activity of adversaries She has assignments to fly reconnaissance to spy in Saudi Arabia before 9112001 several times to England Crete and atar Sometimes the accommodations were luxurious Crete and sometimes tents in the broiling desert SaudiArabia Some assignments were filled with partying and adventure some were boring Sonja described about her social life than her flying I liked the story but really really disliked how Sonja constantly describes herself as beautiful sexy and hot She reminds the reader of her sexy body her fabulous wit and intelligence and charm on just about every page in the first half of the book It is reduced to every few pages in the second half of the book At one point she describes herself as narcissistic and I agree Also she must use the f word 1000 times If you can overlook these things the story is interesting