Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Book Review & Giveaway ~ Fear of Landing: You Fly Like a Woman by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

I knew from the moment I received Fear of Landing: You Fly Like a Woman for review that it would be a fun read. And it didn't disappoint. 

"Getting a pilot's license was the furthest thing from her mind – until an ex-RAF instructor suggested that she wasn't competent to do so. The thing is, he could be right. Sylvia has just a few weeks to prove that she can fly as well as any man."

With only 41 pages, You Fly Like a Woman is a short book. And it's so easy to read, you could go through it in one sitting. I did!

Feeling patronized by a bloke, Sylvia sets herself a mission to make him swallow his words. I know that picture. I reckon most women do too. So while I read this story I couldn't help but think that this is the perfect read to celebrate 40 years of feminism. 

No, not because You Fly Like a Woman is a militant let's-proof-the-blokes-wrong (*shake fist in the air*) type of book, but because by the time you finish reading it you will realise that it's about overcoming challenges, embracing the beauties and limitations of being a woman and the possibility that we can do things if we set our minds to it. It also makes you come around to the idea that trials and tribulations don't always have to be a negative. That going through tough times can sometimes push you into becoming a better person or at least help you see what you are truly capable of.

There is a positive message here that it's not only relevant for girls everywhere, but for anybody willing to read in between the lines: If you really want it, you can make it happen. Wanting something bad enough can push you to achieve what you thought you never could. 

There is no other plot here, no other story but a girl setting herself a challenge and getting there by sheer determination and hard work. Heartwarming and entertaining.

And I have fab news for you! To celebrate this review, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley is giving every single one of my readers a copy of this book over on Amazon! To get your copy click here. But be quick, it will only last for 24 hours! 

For more information about the author and this book visit: www.youflylikeawoman.com


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1 comment:

  1. This is a story of a woman learning to fly in Europe. It is very humorous and she needed humor to deal with the misogynistic attitudes of airport personnel. She is also a Mom and housewife and student so it is an interesting take on her time getting her license.


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