The Mother of All Armies, is the personal story of a female officer in the Israeli Army (IDF), simultaneously serving as a full-time mother and a wife in and out of uniform.
For twenty years, while having a career in the army, author Daphna Shalem juggled an intensive life, full of challenges, frustrations and often Schweikian situations.
Through a series of short stories, the book portrays poignant insights and funny, true-to-life situations in the IDF. The book is peppered with many humorous illustrations drawn by a world-renowned caricaturist.
Working mothers, career women, and anyone who has been employed by a hierarchical organization will be able to identify, empathize, and laugh with Daphna.