... engaging ... has an eye-opening anecdote on every page; even the union negotiations are entertaining and informative ... Wulfhart’s book demonstrates how the stewardesses’ labor fight affected the state of modern American employment and helped enshrine many of the workplace rights women have today ... Recommended for readers of women’s history and histories of the airline industry, and anyone looking for an engaging and entertaining read.
... exhilarating ... Ms. Wulfhart is a vivid storyteller who writes with energy and style, and the experiences of Patt and Tommie, passionately pushing both the airline and the union to catch up with the changing times, lend her account poignancy.
... engaging ... offers insightful profiles of two women who successfully led these campaigns against seemingly impossible odds ... Their compelling stories unfold against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s and ‘70s ... Travel journalist Wulfhart explains union wranglings, emerging legislation, and lengthy court battles within context, exposing the era’s expectations regarding women’s roles as sex objects, wives, and mothers in stark reality. This is an eye-opening chapter in the history of feminism and women’s rights.