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Hardcover, 228 pages
Published June 13th 2008 by Kessinger Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1932)
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Chelsea Margaret
I finished the book so disappointed that she wasn't my friend in real life. Delightful writing style, and so open and modest. What a charmer she was!
Tara Chevrestt
Unlike Earhart's other works, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes and Last Flight, which focus on flight details and aircraft specifications, this one is about HER and her life and her love of flying. Amelia began her life in Kansas and she became a nurse, a car mechanic, a social worker, a photgrapher, and even an airline vice president before she became America's aviation sweetheart. In this book she tells about those occupations and the impacts they had on her life and choices. She also tells a funny tale h ...more
Liz
Amelia Earhart was my childhood hero(ine) and having always loved her, this book was a delight to read. The first half was full of her wit and charm in recounting her childhood, college years, and introduction to flight. The second half was filled with facts and stories about the history of aviation. It's remarkable to see the changes she documents and compare the experiences of her day with modern flight. I think the title is so perfect, as flying for Earhart was a matter of fun.
Brittany
Amelia Earhart Fun read from Amelia Earhart herself. She writes about how she began flying, what it's like to fly, what she predicts for the future of commercial flight, what it's like to be a female pilot, some of her famous flights, and she highlights some famous female pioneers in flight. The writing style is straight forward. It seemed like I could almost hear her voice reading the book to me, in the language of the early '30s.

There's no mention of her around-the-world flight in which she gets lost, of
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Kay Mcgriff
This book is just as charming as when I first read it in college over 20 years ago. It's the next best thing to sitting down with Amelia and having lunch.
Emma
Not the best written book in the world, but it is from Amelia Earhart's perspective about flying in general and her views of where aviation has been, is, and will be in the future. Not particularly accurate predictions, but somewhat amusing to see what the famous woman thought.
Karen
This is a great first hand account of life in America in the 1920's-30's. An inside look at innovations in technology, but also a fun look at American lifestyles. Always fascinated with her since I was a kid, I really enjoyed reading something written by Amelia Earhart.
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“Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.” 18 likes
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