Steven R. Dolby of Phoenix has written a new memoir that documents his life.
Dolby’s book, titled “Boomer,” tells his story of growing up in a military family with six siblings, the multitude of moves the family made over the years to facilitate his father’s career, the friends from Okinawa to Omaha he made along the way, and the innocence of youth interrupted by reaching draft age during the Vietnam War, according to a press release.
“Boomer” is filled with anecdotes about Dolby’s childhood, his contentious relationship with his father, his experiences as an officer in the military, along with the stories of other colorful characters who served with him, and his return to civilian life as he finished college and went to work for Trans World Airlines.
In descriptions of his journeys, Dolby tells accounts of the celebrities on board and ordinary people who made flights memorable with their wildly inconsiderate behavior or with their extremely kind gestures.
The story continues with the author’s career changes, the divorce he didn’t see coming, and the joy of a family life that followed.