Helping Veterans and Their Families One Book at a Time

It’s rare I post twice on my blog in one day, but on this Veteran’s Day I feel compelled to pause for a moment and say thanks to our service men and women for their hard work and dedication to our country. I’d also like to share a book with you, which might help someone dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Diary of a Vet’s Wife by Nancy MacMillan.

Cover Photo of Diary of a Vet's Wife by Nancy MacMillanNancy took sixteen years to write her book, Diary of a Vet’s Wife: Loving and Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – A Memoir. It’s the story of her life with a Vietnam Veteran, and the journey they take through PTSD. She shares her story with courage and honesty in hopes of helping others who are dealing with the same issues. Nancy wants others to know they are not alone, and even offers a list of resources available to find help.

Diary of a Vet’s Wife has received numerous 5-star reviews, and is even at the White House in Michelle Obama’s hands.

If that’s not enough to inspire you to pick up this book, this might: Nancy has teamed up with Pets for Vets by donating a portion of the proceeds from her book to help this organization pair shelter dogs with veterans returning from war. Their mission is to help in the healing process and to add another source of comfort and support for those dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Diary of a Vet’s Wife is available on Amazon in paperback and for the Kindle. Spouses and family members of those afflicted with PTSD will find this especially helpful because it’s written from the perspective of somebody who has lived in their shoes. You can also find Nancy online at Blog of a Vet’s Wife.

Here is a hearty thank you to Nancy for sharing her journey to help others, and here’s to our military veterans who have not only battled in war, but who have faced numerous challenges while integrating back into their “old lives,” which of course, will never be the same after what they’ve experienced.


6 thoughts on “Helping Veterans and Their Families One Book at a Time

  1. Sounds like a great book and resource for vets and their families. Earlier this year I got to interview a World War II POW. When he was rescued from the Germans at the end of the war, he was told by his superiors to share nothing. To tell no one what had happened to him, and to just get on with his life. He tried for years, but struggled. Back then PTSD didn’t have a name, but he had his nightmares nonetheless. Finally, he was forced to retire and deal with the demons. Now, in his 90s, he’s doing okay, but mostly because he’s on the talk circuit and goes to schools, etc, making presentations. It helps him to be able to talk about it, and he continues to do so. What bothers him nowadays are the current batch of men and women in the military with their multiple deployments. He cares about them deeply and is most concerned about what it’s doing to them. Here’s his link if you’d like to know more:

    • Nancy is an excellent writer who has poured her heart and soul into this book with hopes of helping other families dealing with PTSD. It’s a matter of getting the word out so others know about it.

      Wow, Sy Brenner’s story is compelling. Thanks for sharing that link. I love that even at 92, he continues to tell his story to try to help others. Hats off to him.

    • Nancy is appreciative of your comment and support of her book, as am I, because I know all she has poured into it, and how much she wants to help others.

  2. Hi Becky,
    How wonderful of you to plug Nancy’s book and on Veteran’s Day too! It is a powerful book, hopefully it will heal many families.

    • Nancy has poured her heart into this book, and this very important issue, so I am more than happy to help spread the word. I truly believe it will be a source of healing for other families who are struggling with PTSD.

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