Moments in Flight: A Memoir
Brings the immigrant story full circle; recovers lost history; shares hard-earned practical wisdom
Stunning memoir shares hard-earned practical wisdom, recovers lost history, and brings the immigrant story full circle.
Set in the last half century of transformative cultural change, Jo-Ann Vega’s memoir chronicles personal voyages of discovery beyond traditional boundaries of gender and culture. It begins with an extended eulogy to the immigrants of the south Bronx and the children who played on the streets without parental supervision—with horse-drawn vegetable and fruit wagons, malocchio, bocce, macaroni in numbered boxes, Uncle Dan the bookie, and Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra at Yankee Stadium. Vega details the impact of her famiglia’s relocation to suburbia, and her own coming of age during the relentless cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. She then seamlessly forms a bridge to today and life after work and parents. Crafted from 40 years’ worth of writing and journaling, Moments in Flight also features useful websites, historical timelines, and a Book Club Discussion Guide.
Moments in Flight: A Memoir is a superlative effort by a woman with deep affections for her family and her past. She writes with sensitivity and compassion for the events and people who shaped her life.
PRIMO Magazine, For And About Italians, Volume 23/#2 www.primo.com
From the very first page, Vega's artful autobiography, Moments in Flight: A Memoir, pulls the reader into the happy, sad, and surprising events that shaped her life. Her writing style is delightfully fast paced, honest, and filled with twists and turns that blend notable experiences into a fascinating story that keeps the reader wanting to know more...Beautiful work.
Margaret Goodwin, Ph.D
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 233 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 14, 2020)
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs