Flying Alone: A Memoir, Beth Ruggiero York

Beth dreamed of flying as a young teenager. But her dreams were almost grounded before they could take off when she received the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at the age of 22. Beth vowed that this new challenge would not put restrictions on her life and embarked on journey to become an airline pilot.

Starting at the small local airport, the aviation world swallowed her whole, and the next five years of her life were as turbulent as an airplane in a thunderstorm, never knowing when, how or if she would emerge. An agonizing love affair with her flight instructor, dangerous risks in the sky and flying broken airplanes for shady companies all intertwined to define her road to the airlines, eventually being hired by Trans World Airlines in 1989. Flying Alone relives the struggles and the challenges of civil aviation that Beth faced 30 years ago. Ultimately a story of survival and overcoming overwhelming odds, Flying Alone is told with soul-baring candor, taking readers on a suspenseful journey through terror, romance and victory.

Flying Alone: A Memoir is a poignant, captivating and moving read that made me feel a lot of host of different emotions. This moving and informative piece of non-fiction is an incredible read that will shed light on the aviation industry as the exceptional author, Beth Ruggiero York shares her story which is full of many ups but also downs. It is a raw, inspiring and beautifully written memoir that I believe all readers should have the pleasure of reading! That is why I already have to recommend this book to you lovely readers, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the wonderful Flying Alone! 

Flying Alone is an exceptional book that will follow Beth Ruggiero York through the many moments that shaped her life. York in her wonderful memoir shares her passion for flying and how since a young teenager she always dreamed of taking to the skies and she was not going to let a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at just 22, stop her from pursuing her dream. The reader will follow York as she overcomes this challenge and embarked on her journey, starting at a local airport to eventually being hired by Trans World Airlines in1989. In Flying Alone, York is honest and open about all that happened leading up to her being hired, she takes us through the love affair she had with her flight instructor, the danger-filled moments in her career and so much more. It is a compelling and captivating story that will take readers back in time as York overcomes the odds and succeeds despite the many obstacles in her way, and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Flying Alone! 

The reader in Flying Alone will be whisked away on a journey and York is so brilliantly descriptive about what she does that the reader will feel as if they are right there next to her, learning the life lessons she learns along the way and experiencing every moment she does. The reader, thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and thanks to the author’s honesty and exploration of the experiences that shaped her life, the reader won’t be able to resist falling in love with Flying Alone, and that is why I love this book so much!

The profoundness in Flying Alone is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. York effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers as well as compel them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Flying Alone at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; York’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this. As well as this York has written her story in an incredibly compelling and honest way; her beautiful descriptive writing will make the reader feel as if you are right there alongside her, this is how I felt, and because I did, I felt as if I was with York on her journey and that for me was incredibly moving.

Beth Ruggerio York is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write her story and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author. York’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop. That is why I have no choice but to award this incredible book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it! 

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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