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Flying by the Seat of My Pants:
Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer
by Marsha Marks
WaterBrook Press, 2005
Trade paper, $9.99 (145 pages)
ISBN: 1-57856-699-1

 

 
  Marsha Marks' life goal was always to be a writer; and she found the perfect job to support herself as she honed her craft -- a flight attendant. She got to travel, meet a variety of characters in sometimes bizarre situations, and meet men! All provided great material for her humorous essays.

Flying by the Seat of My Pants is great for keeping in your purse to read during all those times we have to wait during the day -- parent's pick-up line, doctor's office, or just the kitchen timer. It will lighten your day!

Marsha Marks goes through life almost like an episode of "I Love Lucy." First, she is evicted from her apartment, then finds sanctuary in a friend's camper with no running water and a L-O-N-G extension cord. She learns that she has a Food Activated Tumor, better known as "fat" -- but having a tumor will get you more sympathy.

There are too many knee slapping flight stories to share, but I will try to hint at a few. The Secret Service has no sense of humor with flight attendant pranks. The passenger who was offended by her luggage being tagged "FAT" -- for Fresno Air Terminal. Then there was the time that Marsha was suspected of being a national security flight risk.

Flying by the Seat of My Pants is laughter at thirty-thousand feet.

Marsha Marks has had articles and stories published in Writer's Digest, The Christian Reader, and Campus Life. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. This is her fifth book. Marsh Marks and her family live in Savannah, Georgia.

Joyce Dixon
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