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Author! Author! Reading by Jo Maeder

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Jo Maeder whose bestselling memoir, When I Married My Mother, continues to help others deal with the decline of a loved one, will visit to celebrate the release of her latest book, Zerk’em And Pull The Push Rods: A Wry Squint at Aviation in the Mid-20th Century.

Nearly 25 years after her father’s death, Maeder was given the contents of his old green metal filing cabinet. To her astonishment, it held a treasure trove of information about the illustrious aviation and writing career of her father, George Weitz, that she knew nothing about. Determined to dig deeper, she pieced together his mysterious life from his unpromising boyhood to his rise through the Marines and FAA. She also peeled back layers in her parents’ unhappy marriage as well as her father’s last marriage to an outrageous Brit. Maeder reveals the hidden history of aviation told with humor, warmth, and wisdom.

“If you are human with a funny bone and a heart, this one is for you.” — Clyde Edgerton, author of Solo: My Adventures in the Air and Floatplane Notebooks.
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