Finding the Wow (Paperback)

How Dreams Take Flight at Midlife

By Mj Marggraff

Big Table Publishing Company, 9780988619197, 200pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2016

List Price: 15.95*
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Are you going through your life on autopilot? Are you doing the day-to-day things that need to be done, but not doing what your heart is telling you to do? Finding the Wow is the uplifting story of a mom who realizes that she's not happy, just busy. When MJ and her friends-the Chicks in Charge-fight to redefine their second acts, they discover their strengths as they face their individual challenges-a failing marriage, long-forgotten dreams, and illness. MJ shares her own moments, harrowing and wonderful, great and small, on her journey to becoming a pilot. On these pages, you will find tales of humor, tragedy, excitement, disappointment, vulnerability, and the friendship of the invincible Chicks who battle obstacles, find courage, and triumph Like the Chicks, you may find purpose in unexpected ways. But whatever your airplane is, fly it.

About the Author

At 45, MJ Marggraff, mother of two at home, pursued her life-long dream to become a pilot. She became a flight instructor then founded 'Space Games, ' leading student inventions conducted aboard the International Space Station. She is the recipient of Reader's Choice from Aviation Aerogram for best in humor, has been on NBC/Bay Area and FOX in the Morning on 2 at 9, and featured in O Magazine on women in 'Second Acts.' MJ is in a graduate program to develop new applications to help long-duration space flight. She lives with her husband in Lafayette, California