By: Jo-Ann Vega
Outskirts Press, 2021
Set in the last half century of transformative cultural change, Moments in Flight: A Memoir is a memory-keeper's engaging and wide-ranging coverage of how the times affected the author and the country. The popularity of ancestry research confirms the deep hunger for authenticity, connection, meaning, and self-knowledge. Vega says, "I'd like readers to enjoy the journey; get reacquainted with history; and open the door to dialogue with others. That's a picture of me on the cover, the background of the 50th birthday party poster that others signed, a number of whom are no longer with us. All we have are moments to hold on to, capture, and try to make sense of."
Part 1 is an extended eulogy to the immigrants and an active childhood in the south Bronx playing on the streets without constant adult supervision. Part 2 details the impact of the famiglia's relocation to the suburbs and coming of age during the 1970s. Part 3 is a bridge to today and life after work and parents.
Special features: Excerpts from 40 years of writing/journaling, useful web sites, historical timelines, and a Book Club Discussion Guide.
About the Author
Jo-Ann Vega, a proud Italian American whose roots in America began in 1903, is a published author and dynamic speaker with 30 years of experience presenting to academic, business, and community groups. Jo-Ann lives with her life partner and canine companion.
To learn more about Jo-Ann Vega and her work, please see outskirtspress.com/momentsinflight