Russ Roberts had a half-written manuscript and a lifetime of memories to share. He came to us to finish the manuscript and publish the book.
Since age 3, Russ had a burning desire to become a pilot. His father already knew how to fix planes but never succeeded as a commercial pilot. Russ’ father had other handicaps as well: alcoholism and emotional abuse.
For young Russ, flying was a way to gain freedom and independence.
Through interviews, writing, design and publishing services, we helped Russ complete his memoir and get it out in the world.
Russ wanted his book to read like a novel, so readers experience his journey as he did. He also wanted to share the emotions he had as a young boy. I’m really proud to say we achieved those goals—and more.
With 47 reviews on Amazon so far, Unlearning to Fly: Navigating the Turbulence and Bliss of Growing Up in the Sky, has averaged 4.5 stars.
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by Helen Chang, ABM Editorial Director
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