Lessons From a Life Aloft
by Brigid Johnson
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Pub Date 22 May 2019 | Archive Date 20 Oct 2021
The Amazon #1 Best Seller, International Review of Books Gold Medal Winner, 2020 Independent Author Network 2020 Book of the Year Gold Winner Non-Fiction, Young Adult, and 2019 N.N. Light Best Book of the Year Award. From award-winning, best-selling author Brigid Johnson comes the tale of how one woman's life in the sky forged an unforgettable destiny.
Raised in a small factory town in the 1960's, when aviation was predominantly a male profession, with parents who didn't support her ambitions, Brigid nevertheless learned to fly. Hers was a busy life of setting limits and learning philosophies of growth and risk well beyond her years, even as she juggled two jobs, college, and a rescue Siberian husky whose wandering spirit put her own to shame.
From first solo to an airline career, and finally a decision to hang up her wings for another profession when her elderly father needed her care, Brigid captures with understanding, humor, and grace the moments that change the path of our lives.
With lyrical expression of her love for flight, she writes old and new stories of family, adventure, and the thrill of taking to the sky. True Course is more than a memoir or a story of the lure of aviation--it's a story of learning to let the spirit soar and unfurling the wings of personal freedom, an inspiration to adventurers everywhere.
"Johnson's writing border's on the lyrical."- Kirkus Review Magazine
"This is a book to use as a reward for yourself - to read a little at a time on the evenings when the day has gone well. It is an introspection into one person's world of flight yet it carries truths for all those who have given their soul to the wonders and mysteries of the sky - and sometimes wonder why." - Rick Durden, Features Editor and Columnist, The Pilot's Lounge, for AVweb, the Internet Aviation Magazine
"The writing is mesmerizing. She has created aviation writing as poetic and lyrical as that of Saint-Exupéry." J.A. Schneider: best-selling Author & former writer at Newsweek.
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A beautifully written essence of a life well lived by a woman who became a commercial pilot out of her love of flying. As it flows along, it is poetic and heartfelt and descriptive all at once. A thing to be enjoyed and taken in. It’s moving at times, such as when she writes about grief and loss, and in other ways when she’s describing how she feels when she’s up in the skies. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Brigid Johnson, and the publisher.