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The widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss—and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legend

In early 2013, Taya Kyle and her husband, Chris, were the happiest they ever had been. Their decade-long marriage had survived years of war that took Chris, a U.S. Navy SEAL, away from Taya and their two children for agonizingly long stretches while he put his life on the line in many major battles of the Iraq War. After struggling to readjust to life out of the military, Chris had found new purpose in redirecting his lifelong dedication to service toward supporting veterans and their families. Their love had deepened, and their family was whole, finally.

Then, the unthinkable. On February 2, 2013, Chris and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed while attempting to help a troubled vet. The life Chris and Taya fought so hard to build was shattered. In an instant, Taya became a single parent of two. A widow. A young woman facing the rest of her life without the man she loved.

Chris and Taya's remarkable story has captivated millions through Clint Eastwood's blockbuster Academy Award-winning film American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris and Sienna Miller as Taya, and because of Chris's bestselling memoir, in which Taya contributed passages that formed the book's emotional core. Now, with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice, Taya writes in never-before-told detail about the hours, days, and months after Chris's shocking death when grief threatened to overwhelm her.

And yet throughout, friendship, family, and a deepening faith were lifelines that sustained her and the kids when the sorrow became too much. Two years after her husband's tragic death, Taya has found renewed meaning and connection to Chris by advancing their shared mission of "serving those who serve others,"

particularly military and first-responder families. She and the children are now embracing a new future, one that honors the past but also looks forward with hope, gratitude, and joy.

American Wife is one of the most remarkable memoirs of the year—a universal chronicle of love and heartbreak, service and sacrifice, faith and purpose that will inspire every reader.

About the Author

Taya Kyle founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in honor of her late husband Chris Kyle, legendary U.S. Navy SEAL and author of the bestsellers American Sniper and American Gun. The foundation is devoted to strengthening the marriages of veterans and first responders. An active public speaker, Taya Kyle makes frequent appearances at fund-raisers and other events, inspiring others to find strength and persevere through struggles. She and her two children live in Texas.



Jim DeFelice is the co-author of Chris Kyle’s #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper. He also is the author of Omar Bradley: General at War, the first in-depth critical biography of America’s last five-star general, and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs. He writes acclaimed military thrillers, including the Rogue Warrior series from Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown. 

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (May 4, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062398083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062398086
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (819 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ok - I went into this book expecting to confirm my belief that Taya was a fame whore, looking to capitalize on her husband's death. I'm a huge Chris Kyle fan, read all of his books, and I once dated a SEAL, so I felt that her constant media presence was at odds with her husband's original desire to leave the proceeds of American sniper to his fallen brothers. But I was pleasantly shocked at how much I not only liked this book, but more importantly liked and sympathized with Taya. She takes responsibility for her faults, including her addiction to smoking, her anger with Chris over his deployments. Her heartbreaking realization that Chris may have been unfaithful gutted me, as so many Team wives are the victims of infidelity. Yet she showed forgiveness, and my heart constantly broke for her. I now feel horrible for buying into the media's portrayal of her. Taya is strong, spirited, and real. This is a must read, and has completely change my perception of her.
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This is one amazing woman. I admire her.

I gave this five stars simply for Ms Kyle's candidness, and for capturing what it was like to be married to American hero SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. I was captivated from beginning to end. She gets very personal in this memoir, revealing quite a bit.. She is a brave person to open herself up to vulnerability describing her range of emotions surrounding her marriage to Chris, his murder, the aftermath, and how she struggles to cope....even still. If you're looking for an award-winning piece of literature, this is not necessarily it; however, it is well written and executed. It is an honest look at the life of a truly broken-hearted widow: How she dealt with the loss and how she forges ahead.

I became quite intrigued with Taya's story as I read her late husband's book American Sniper and was eagerly anticipating this release. Reading this book I felt Taya's joy and pain (there's plenty of it). She did a great job painting a picture of what it was like to be married to a SEAL, the most famous SEAL in American history at that. I loved the detail she added, including the random incidents that were funny, sad, exciting, heart-warming, sweet, annoying, etc. I feel like I really got to know her as well as Chris. Though they experienced many bumps along the way, their marriage was solid and wonderful; you could tell they were totally in love with each other. I am quite envious, actually. I would love to find someone even half as dedicated, committed, and thoughtful as Chris. :-/ My heart breaks for her loss, which she admits she still isn't over. And I don't blame her one bit. I can't even imagine what she has experienced both during and after her beloved's death.
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This book should be required reading for anyone married. Taya Kyle does not shy away from the good, the bad, and everything-in-between a couple goes through during the course of a marriage. "I feel compelled to tell you that I am not a fan of people romanticizing their loved ones in death. I don't need to romanticize Chris, because our reality is messy, passionate, full of every extreme emotion known to man, including fear, compassion, anger, pain, laughing so hard we doubled over and hugged it out, laughing when we were irritated with each other and laughing when we were so in love it felt like someone hung the moon for only us..." We can only ask memoirs like this to be honest. Taya Kyle is at times: brutally honest. Regarding the possibility of Chris cheating. About her smoking. Her finances. Personal emails shared between her and Chris. We all have a thousand moments like these stored up in our hearts over a lifetime. Many will never escape our private thoughts and memories. It's our privilege as the reader Taya has shared some of hers.
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This book gave insight on the life of Chris Kyle that readers could not have learned elsewhere. I was very surprised at the many intimate details Taya shared. She was very raw and held nothing back when describing her emotional turmoil surrounding the many difficult situations she faced. I liked that she shared actual emails Chris sent to her, reading them really brought Chris's character to light. Knowing how Hollywood has a tendency to romanticize things, his emails prove exactly the kind of man he was. Although, there were a few juicy comments in his emails that I felt uncomfortable reading because they were a little too personal, I can understand why she chose to share them. I'm very glad she cleared up the Jesse Ventura thing, I'm even more disgusted knowing the truth. I wish the Chris Kyle haters would take the time to read American Sniper and American Wife before saying such terrible things. Her gratitude for those who have extended their kindness is very apparent and admirable. The moment she learned of Chris's potential situation will bring you to tears. She did an exceptional job at capturing the jarring pain to a point where the reader can experience it through her words. It's very heartbreaking to read about the children's experience and coping, I'm glad she didn't elaborate too much, but just enough to get a grasp on their circumstances. It's a good book, but it does read a little slow.
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