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

Eager to taste adventure at age 23, Bobbi Wolverton became an international flight attendant in 1965. It was a more innocent and glamorous time of travel, when passengers dressed formally, smoking was permitted, and the captain allowed in-flight visits to the cockpit.

But there was another side to her profession. It was also hard, sometimes unglamorous, and often dangerous work.

In this memoir, Bobbi shares fascinating true tales that shocked her friends and parents.

Harrowing landings in bad weather.

Unruly passengers.

Sexual escapades.

Babies born during flight.

Terrifying episodes in war zones.

Stories are often set in such exotic locales as Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, France, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, and Egypt.

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

Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2, 219 pages) $14.95

My book is also available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, Nook, and as an audio.  

Library and stores can order from Baker & Taylor.

Excerpt from Behind the Smile


I give book presentations on Behind the Smile, if you are interested in a presentation do contact me.


Behind the Smile       BOOK PRESENTATIONS         2015

As of 4/6/15 Confirmed and Pending dates:



January 15, 2015.  Thursday.                                     Beverly Hills Women’s Club, Southern California.  Noon.

January 20, 2015.  Tuesday.                                      Disabled American Vets.  Orange, CA.  6 pm.

January 22, 2015.  Thursday.                                     UC Berkeley Alumni. Irvine Library.  6 – 8 pm.

January 23, 2015.  Friday.                                          UC Berkeley Alumni, Tustin Library.  2:30 – 4:30 pm.

January 29, 2015.  Thursday.                                     United Airlines Alumni, Yacht Club.  Loudon, TN.  Noon.

February 2, 2015.  Monday.                                       Veterans Foreign Wars, Lenoir City, TN.  6 pm.

February 12, 2015.  Thursday.                                   PEO.  Marysville, TN.  10 am.

February 28- March 1, 2015, Sat & Sun.                    Women Today Expo. Knoxville, TN  10 am – 5 pm.  

March 10, 2015.  Tuesday.                                         Le Conte Book Club, Knoxville, TN.  7 pm.

March 21, 2015.  Saturday.                                        Hangar Flyers Club, The Villages, FL.  9 am.

April 14, 2015.  Tuesday.                                            Civitan.  Calhoun’s Lenoir City, TN.  Noon.

April 15, 2015.  Wednesday.                                       Oak Ridge Book Club, Oak Ridge, TN. 

June, 2015.  Month-long.                                            Manteo, Outer Banks, NC.

August 20, 2015.  Thursday.                                       Public Library, Vonore, TN.



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