As I entered the hotel lobby, a grenade exploded, shattering glass everywhere. An employee shoved me into a hall closet and locked the door.
Eager to taste adventure, Bobbi Wolverton became an international flight attendant in 1965 at age 23. It was a more innocent and glamorous time of travel, when passengers dressed formally, smoking was permitted, and the captain allowed in-flight visits to the cockpit.
But there was another side to her profession. It was also hard, sometimes unglamorous, and often dangerous work. In this memoir, Bobbi shares fascinating true tales that shocked her friends and parents.
Harrowing landings. Unruly passengers. Sexual escapades. Babies born during flight. Terrifying episodes in war zones. Stories are set in such exotic locales as Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, and Egypt.
Behind the Smile takes us on a roller-coaster ride of laughter and drama, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the joys and heartaches of working in the airline industry during its most glamorous era.