It's tour time...
A whirlwind ride aboard the CLP Blog Tour for Thank You For Flying Air Zoe.
Thank You For Flying Air Zoe by Erik Atwell
Pages/Size: 258/952 KB
Published: June 28, 2011
Genre: Fiction, Chick Lit
My Rating: 4.5/5
Summary (from amazon.com):
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fasten Seat Belt sign has been turned on, but feel free to ignore it, because sometimes life is best lived on its dizzy edges. Your cruising altitude today will be sky high, and you will be flying at staggering speeds as you travel alongside Zoe Tisdale, former Valley Girl and rock star turned bored butter saleswoman.
On the heels of a brush with mortality, Zoe concludes that she’s been letting time pass her by. Realizing she needs to awaken her life’s tired refrains, Zoe vows to recapture the one chapter of her life that truly mattered to her – her days as drummer for The Flip-Flops, a spirited, sassy all-girl garage band that almost hit the big time back in 1987. But reuniting the band won’t be easy. The girls who were once the whiz kid guitarist, the prom queen bass player, and the hippie lead singer grew up and became women who are now a reclusive dog trainer, a wealthy socialite, and a sociopathic environmentalist. Will Zoe bring the band back together and give The Flip-Flops a second chance at stardom? Is it possible to fully reclaim the urgent energy of youth?
As you follow this wild flight path, please know that your destination could be anywhere at all, complimentary oxygen is provided upon request, and baggage flies free. We hope you enjoy the ride, and Thank You For Flying Air Zoe.
**Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author. However, no compensations were made and this review reflects my honest thoughts and feelings**
These last few days have been the second coming of our once in a lifetime ~ Erik Atwell
This quote summed the book up perfectly for me. Not only did Thank You For Flying Air Zoe make me think of things gone by but it also made me realize that "it is never too late to be what you might have been" (George Elliot)
When I first received a copy of 'Air Zoe', I have to say the cover art left a little (maybe even a lot) to be desired. However, I have always been told you don't judge a book by it's cover and am I ever glad that I didn't.
You hear about near death experiences in the news all the time. It becomes second knowledge that these experiences tend to give you a fresh outlook on your life and you can go one of two ways... back to the way your life has always been, or you can start fresh. I love that Zoe opts to take the road less travelled and follow her heart.
The character of Zoe was me. Someone who as a high school student, had high ambitions of being a rock star but, after graduation, fell into that everyday rut of life. Once you are on that 'adult' road, it is so hard to get off because it always involves sacrifice of some sort. Zoe was just an awesome role model... someone that I would love to call my friend. Someone who I can see inspiring many women to take a look at what they do everyday and maybe make some changes.
Erik Atwell is not someone who I would have looked at and said, 'That is a chick lit author'. But, whether through his wife or family members, he gets it. He was able to write about a woman's mid-life crisis and make it so real. It honestly felt like this could be any one of my friends telling me a story of something they have personally gone through.
Overall, Thank You For Flying Air Zoe was a fabulous book. I will (and have) been recommending it to all my girlfriends.