Former international flight attendant presents her stories Oct. 5

Published 6:25 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013

“As I entered the lobby a grenade exploded, shattering glass everywhere. An employee shoved me into a closet and locked the door.”

Wolverton's "Behind the Smile"

Wolverton’s “Behind the Smile”

Eager to taste adventure, Bobbi Wolverton became an international flight attendant in 1965 at the age of 23.

“Behind The Smile, a Memoir,” takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of laughter and drama, giving a behind the scenes look at the joys and heartaches of working in the airline industry during its most glamorous era.

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Wolverton’s free spirit lets her go beyond the norm on a regular basis. Stories are set in such exotic locales as Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong and Europe. Wolverton’s adventure in Egypt during the six-day war in 1967 will take your breath away. Captain Jerry Sedick of  American Airlines says about the book: “Gripping tales of intense flight and outrageous passengers.”

Come and hear Wolverton’s stories at Tryon Estates, Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. The event will include wine and cheese and a book signing.

– article submitted by Gillian Drummond