May 23, 2019
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on sale June 30, 2009
 ISBN 9780061690488
$14.99, Trade Paperback


Kimberly Allers, author of The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy, pairs with Pamela McBride, a military wife of over twenty years to bring us this accessible, informative guide for navigating life as a military spouse, girlfriend, or service woman— with tips on everything from how to financially and emotionally handle deployment to how to carry oneself at official gatherings.

From Kimberly Seals-Allers, the creator of the Mocha Manual series and coauthorPamela McBride, a seasoned military wife, comes the ultimate guide to life, love, and logistics for military spouses, girlfriends, and female service members. Whether you’re just beginning a relationship with a military personnel and are pondering the ins and outs of a long distance relationship as he moves from base to base or are a newly wed military wife, or are full swing into the life,  THE MOCHA MANUAL TO MILITARY LIFE has a host of tips and insights to optimizing your romance.


Beyond matters of the heart, this guide also offers advice on everything from how to master military protocol to how best to build friendships among military wives, a group that can seem club like and exclusive to the uninitiated. Accessible and witty way, THE MOCHA MANUAL TO MILITARY LIFE is a fresh and timely must-read for all women – but particularly black and Latina women – affected by military service. Written in the same informative tone as the other books in the Mocha Manualseries (The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy and The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit), with sidebars and testimony from women who have experience navigating military life, this book is sure to be essential reading for all women engaged in some form or fashion with the military.

About the Authors
Kimberly Seals-Allers
 is the author of The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy andThe Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit. An award-winning journalist, a respected personal finance expert and public speaker, Seals Allers most recently served as a senior editor at Essence magazine. Previously she was a reporter and staff writer for Fortune magazine. Seals Allers has also worked at the New York Post andThe Times of London and has written for Ladies Home JournalReal SimpleThe Independent (London) and numerous other newspapers and magazines. She currently resides in Long IslandNew York. For more information on the series,

Pamela McBride has served military families personally and professionally for twenty years. Presently, she serves as a Well-Being Program Specialist for Department of the Army and is a writer for She is the co-author of Work It, Girl! The Black Woman’s Guide to Professional Success, and has been a frequent contributor to EssenceBlack CollegianUpscale, and Army, Navy, Air Force andMarine Corps Times supplements. She serves as a consultant and guest speaker on military life and professional development topics. For more information about Pamela, visit or





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