- File Size: 561 KB
- Print Length: 228 pages
- Publisher: Talisman Book Publishing (December 30, 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AVBB3QI
- Source: I received this in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 3.5
- Flames: 0
In this tumultuous, distinctive memoir, Kersten L. Kelly looks back on the most influential individuals that she encountered while flying through the clouds. Confined in a small vestibule for hours, Kelly identified an opportunity for learning and growth by chatting with the fellow passengers around her. After a few life changing conversations and unforgettable emergencies, she put the in-flight magazines to rest and never looked back.
She recalls life lessons from perfect strangers about love, family, perseverance of dreams, and humility through a series of brief anecdotes all taking place on airplanes. Selfless philanthropy was discovered, long-term friendships bonded, and talents unveiled. The book proves the phrase “you never know what you will learn on an airplane” over and over again.
Every chapter will capture the mind and sometimes the heart of anyone who jumps into this collection of humanity at its best. The personalities present in this book assimilate with the intrinsic characteristics all readers can relate to. With a raw authenticity stemming from old notes in a ragged journal, Kelly delivers a personal reflection of unique tales from a mile high.
When I first thought about this book, I was a fence sitter. I mean I've talked to people on planes and never thought our conversations changed my life- although there was one time on a train.
After reading the book, I can see why Kersten felt the need to share her moments with others. There's a lot in the book that people can relate to. I know I did.
It's a nice collection of stories that maybe you've had something similar happen or heard a story about how it happened to someone you know.
My only problem was that Kersten's writing style is more fact and less storyteller. I don't mean it in a bad way, but it was harder for me to connect in spots because of the fact style of writing.
But other than that, I loved it.
I think everyone should give it a chance!
(taken from Smashwords)
Kersten L. Kelly is a self-published author of narrative non-fiction and semi-fiction books. She grew up in Munster, Indiana, and currently works in a sales role based out of Chicago, Illinois. She started writing at an early age and graduated from Indiana University with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Communication & Culture. She then went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She has a passion for learning, teaching, and writing as well as international travel in her spare time. This book is her first piece of published work.
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