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Genre(s): Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Health Fitness & Dieting, Addiction & Recovery, Alcoholism, History, Military, Aviation, World, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Commercial, Recovery
M arch 8, 1990: An intoxicated three-man crew, including Flight Engineer Joseph Balzer, fly a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 with 91 passengers aboard from Fargo, North Dakota to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
July 25, 1990: All three pilots stand trial for flying a commercial airliner while under the influence of alcohol; all three are convicted and sent to federal prison.
July 26, 1990 – present: Joe Balzer fights for redemption and to regain all that he has lost. Flying Drunk is his story.
Since he was a young boy, Joe Balzer dreamed of flying. He pursued his goal with a vigorous passion and earned his pilot licenses, piling up hours of flight time with a wide variety of planes and jets with one overarching goal: to one day fly for a major airline. But Joe had a problem. He was an alcoholic and refused to admit to himself that he had a problem.
His alcoholism caught up with him in March 1990, when Joe was arrested with two other pilots for flying a commercial airliner while under the influence of alcohol. His world began crumbling around him and his new marriage faced the ultimate test. He lost his promising career and his dignity. Every major media outlet, including The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time Magazine covered the shocking story for the stunned American flying public. The trial that followed drained Joe’s life’s savings and federal prison nearly broke him. Flying Drunk is Joe’s bittersweet and thoroughly chilling memoir of his twisted journey to a Federal courtroom, his time in the notorious Federal penitentiary system in Atlanta, and his struggle to recapture all that he held dear.
Today, Joe is a recovering alcoholic, celebrating more than nineteen years of sobriety. The long road back from perdition led him to American Airlines, where good people and a great organization recognized a talented pilot who had cleaned up his act and was ready to fly again, safely.
Flying Drunk is an incredible journey of the human spirit, from childhood to hell, and back again. Everyone should read and heed its message of hope and redemption. No one who does will ever forget it.
About the Author: Joe Balzer is a pilot for American Airlines with more than 15,000 hours of flight experience. He has a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Education and is also an inspirational speaker, traveling around the country speaking to pilots and other groups on the dangers of alcohol and other addictions, bringing his audience to laughter and tears with his powerful message of hope. Joe lives in Tennessee with his wife Deborah and their two children. Flying Drunk is his first book.
“Balzer was part of the infamous three-man crew that in 1990 piloted a Northwest Airlines commercial flight from Fargo, ND, to Minneapolis while intoxicated. All three lost their jobs and flying licenses and served time in federal prison. Driven by his faith in God and the support of his family and friends, Balzer struggled to overcome his addiction. Today, sober for nearly two decades, he flies for American Airlines. Listeners will be captivated by his tale of redemption, which he engagingly reads. Recommended for those dealing with their own or a loved one’s addiction issues.”Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ. Lib., Parkersburg
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Genre(s): Humor & Entertainment, Humor, Satire, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Comic Fiction
A ROLLICKING ROMP THROUGH THE HALLS OF ACADEMIA, THE FAMOUS UNION by Michael Meyer has readers saying that it has “flashes of Vonnegut,” that it is “an academic version of Catch 22,” that it “is a hoot!” and that it is “one of few books that has made me laugh out loud.”
Famous Union is a pretty little college with expensive fountains, cute coeds, and brand new artificial turf on the football field. It seems like the perfect place to work, but not all is as it seems, especially when bungling administrators create theater-of-the-absurd conditions in this once very proud institution of higher learning. Hampered by severe budgetary problems, the powers-that-be at Famous Union College create situations that bring about comical chaos for faculty and students alike. How will the often eccentric characters cope with the drastic changes suddenly thrust upon them, where compromise is a four-letter word? Famous Union College is a place where what is what is not.
But after a particularly unproductive day cluttered with nothing more than boredom, Bill Ferris finally had had it; he knew he had to get away, or else, so he ventured across campus to the college cafeteria for an early dinner.
“What’s the special today?” he asked the young coed who was on the ready to take his order.
“What’s that?” asked Ferris.
“What?” asked Ferris again.
“Buzzgetti,” said the young unsmiling coed, her face clearly demonstrating her growing impatience with the guy.
“Is that some type of local specialty. I’ve never heard of it,” said Bill Ferris.
“Buzzgetti,” the tortured young thing said, two octaves too loudly for the crowded cafeteria.
Bill Ferris, finally resigned to the fact that he was not about to get any further information from her, decided what the hell. “I’ll take a stab at it,” he said.
When his plate was finally handed over to him, Ferris sighed deeply, refraining purposely from uttering what he truly felt inside. What good would it do? What purpose would it serve? As he looked down at his plate of probably day-old spaghetti, most likely heated-over canned stuff, to boot, he was thinking that nothing around the place made any sense at all. The place had gone completely insane, crazy. Loco. It seemed more a lunatic asylum than a place of scholarly reflection and application.
But what a fitting end to his day, he also thought, as the tasteless special of the day churned around his intestines like worms squirming to their death on a sunburned sidewalk.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Humor, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Humor & Entertainment
W hen Angelica Salvatori, AKA Sal, originally got her diagnosis, she decided to accept it and adapt. Nearly four years later, she’s learned to live with being a paranoid schizophrenic. So maybe she still occasionally takes advice from a Gary Busey hallucination. At least her career is booming. Of course, being a criminal mastermind in a city like Miami is easy for a genius…even a delusional one.
Between running cons with her mismatched family, trying to burn down her bar, and dealing with her occasional breaks with reality, Sal has enough on her plate. Then fate decides to toss a long lost twin into the mix, along with a mysterious man who wants to abduct them both. Did one of Sal’s jobs go bad? Sal doesn’t know, but she’s intent on finding out. So she does what any good delusional sociopath would do; she packs her suitcase for a cross country crime spree, ready to confront her adversary.
Unfortunately for Sal, her well-meaning sister hires Cole Warner, a private security consultant, to track her down and protect her. Cole is determined to do his job; no matter how many times Sal drugs him or steals his car. He is soon dragged into trailer park shootouts and meetings with drug cartel as Sal jumps from state to state, obsessed with solving the mystery.
Sal and Cole find themselves drawn into the illicit underworld of human trafficking, where they begin to unravel the secrets of Sal’s past. With the help of Sal’s diverse family, a suitcase full of explosives, and a recurring Gary Busey hallucination, the two embark on a journey to defeat a man who may be as dangerous to Sal as she is to herself.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Horror, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers
A full-length novel from the J. Joseph Wright Horror Collection
Journalist April Murray always went after her stories with the tenacity of a pit-bull, only she never thought she’d be covering her own demise. Braving a winter storm, in a sleepy Oregon town, she investigates a possible radiation leak at a defunct nuclear plant. What starts as a routine assignment takes an ominous turn when a boy is attacked by a lethal and mysterious predator that lurks in the snow, turning it black as night. With the help of a local handyman and his son, April finds herself in a battle for her life, and soon discovers the ravenous creature living in the frost isn’t the only one who wants her dead.
Bitter Cold…Don’t go into the snow.
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Genre(s): Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Science, Nature & How It Works, Teens
D onate Body to Science. Check.
When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.
Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.
*For mature teens due to some sexual content.
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