Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is an Award-Winning 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 elder abuse as his health was rapidly deteriorating, the author finds himself reevaluating the decisions his father made throughout his life. With an unshakable, shocking ending, the authors’ 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.
Core topics: Family, self-discovery, philosophy, empowerment through acceptance
Content notice: Adult material (topics, language, and descriptions)
ROSS AND HIS FATHER, BERT, OVER THE YEARS
VIEWS FROM THE COCKPIT
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Children are the future, Elders are the past. Both must be protected NOW!
"Research shows that as many as two million elders are abused in the United States. The Administration on Aging recognizes that as a government, as a society and as individuals, we must increase our efforts to ensure that all older adults age with dignity and honor." National Center on Elder Abuse
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Release date: June 9, 2019
Available in e-book and paperback
Distributed by: Ingram Spark LLC
Paperback ISBN: 9780578460963
E-book ISBN: 9780578471631
Paperback dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Weight: .68 lbs.
Pages: 268 (18 b/w images)
E-book file size: 1.7mb
Reading time: 4-5 hours
Created by: J. Ross Victory
Exterior & interior illustration: David Izaguirre
Exterior color work and design: Sikora Entertainment
Interior layout and typesetting: Vanessa Mendozzi
Edited by: Michael McConnell