Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is a memoir born from pain. Page by page, year by year, tender father-son memories of airplane watching transform into nightmarish, turbulent family drama.
Upon the discovery that his father had been the victim of severe elder abuse as his health was rapidly deteriorating, the author finds himself reevaluating the decisions his father made throughout his life. With an unshakable ending, the author’s probing dissection of a man he thought he knew reckons with disloyalty, depression, religion and death, leaving no stone unturned.
Through sharp, sometimes hilariously brash analysis, decorated in plane metaphors and imagery, the author expresses his commitment to truth with sincerity and transparency. He reaches for forgiveness, understanding and compromise in the face of absurdity and uncompromising rigidity.
Ultimately, he contemplates a different “flight path” drawn from past lessons. He encourages readers to do the same.
A must-read for sons, fathers and families. Book-club discussion guide included.
|Publisher:||J. Ross Victory|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)|
About the Author
Victory is an American Marketing professional, travel and adventure enthusiast, and author of the new memoir, Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son. He spent his early years collecting pens, notepads and interviewing himself in a tape recorder. With an acute awareness for his young age, he was eager to point out hypocrisies and character inconsistencies in children and adults through English assignments. He delighted in provoking a reaction from his English teachers with writing that seemed to wink and smile.
He enjoys writing non-fiction and fiction projectsstories of captivating, complex characters expressed in all their dimensions usually on a path to self-discovery through suffering. Ross received his B.S. in Business Administration & Marketing Management from Cal State LA. He currently works with the international community as an Operations professional.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - LOW VISIBILITY 1
Chapter 2 - AILERONS 17
Chapter 3 - BAGGAGE 31
Chapter 4 - LOVE IN THE AIR 47
Chapter 5 - BEYOND THE HORIZON 59
Chapter 6 - TURBULENCE 73
Chapter 7 - MAYDAY 87
Chapter 8 - NOSEDIVE 103
Chapter 9 - STALL 115
Chapter 10 - LOSING ALTITUDE 131
Chapter 11 - TERRORIST PLOT 153
Chapter 12 - HIJACKED 173
Chapter 13 - OXYGEN MASKS AND INFLATABLE SLIDES 191
Chapter 14 - TRAFFIC CONTROL 211
Chapter 15 - LAWS OF MOTION 221
Chapter 16 - VIEWS FROM THE COCKPIT 235
DISCUSSION GUIDE AND JOURNAL TOPICS 253