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The Wing Walker by Bernard J Fleury tells The Life and Times Of Irene Maude O’Connor Carlberg. Irene was one of the great feminists, a woman who really pushed the boundaries of what women could do. Nothing could tame her adventurous spirit, such as motorcycle riding as a teenager, driving all over the place and even driving a stock car. Irene was the woman on the biplane wings when it flew. She was the woman who took off down the Connecticut River while it was frozen, with just a sheet for a sail. Costume designer extraordinaire, getting her motorcycle license in her 60’s, riding in hot air balloons in her 90s; join Irene as she takes us through her entire life in one joyful, exhilarating story.
The Wing Walker: The Life and Times of Irene Maude O’Connor Carlberg by Bernard J Fleury is an amazing story, albeit a short one. She really was a wonderful, spirited woman and Bernard tells her story so well. She had a life of adventure, living it for herself and living for each day. Nothing stood in her way of doing what she wanted, rather than what was expected of her and Bernard writes her story in a real way; no fluff, just straightforward words, her words. The addition of the photographs was a nice touch, bringing the story even more to life and allowing us a real glimpse into her life, not just through words. This isn’t a chronological book; it weaves back and forth through her life, highlighting everything this wonderful woman achieved. It’s a real eyeopener; if you enjoy true stories then you will love The Wing Walker.