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Trade Paperback
160 pages
May 2005
WaterBrook Press

Flying by the Seat of My Pants : Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer

by Marsha Marks

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So you think you've had one of those days? But did the Secret Service discover you hiding in the overhead bin of an airplane? In Flying by the Seat of My Pants, Marsha Marks shares adventures from her life as an airline attendant. From take off to landing, Marks provides laughter as she introduces her fun-loving partners in flight, such as ditzy Peaches, some of the more meaningful encounters with passengers, and her own misadventures.

Marks writes in a warm, humorous, oh-so-human manner that captures the lighter side of life. Each short chapter keeps you wanting to read more. Marks leaves you laughing. Though written in a way more women would enjoy then men, my great big he-man husband, who almost never thinks what I find funny is funny, laughed out loud at one of her accounts.

For when you've had one of those days, Flying by the Seat of My Pants is the perfect book to relieve the stress. Marks will touch your funny bone or your heart and show you that things could have been worse. You could have had to force your size 12 body into a size 2 uniform! -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book

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Take a look at life from behind the beverage cart.

“They asked me to be groomed, be kind, and show up on time; it was too much pressure.”

“It was like being a waitress, only I was hurtling through space and wound up in Paris.”

“I thought it would be funny to climb into the overhead bin. How did I know the President of the United States would be on the flight that day?”

Where flight attendant Marsha Marks goes, funny things happen, and she tells them all in this hilarious and insightful chronicle of her career as a naive flight attendant and a struggling author. From missed flights to missing uniforms, miracle babies to indecipherable southern accents, Flying by the Seat of My Pants is a laugh-out-loud reminder of what is important and what keeps us steady through the turbulence of life.