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Book Review: The wow in 'Finding the Wow'

After a stay-at-home mom lost her day planner one day, one woman embarked on an incredible journey of self-discovery. MJ Marggraff not only learned how to fly, she even became an astronaut. Her new book, "Finding the Wow,” inspires people to follow their dreams, no matter what their age it since it’s never too late. If you've seen the Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day, you know what questions are coming next.

Are you going through your life on autopilot? Do you find yourself doing the day-to-day things that need to be done but not doing what your heart is telling you to do?

Maybe you are thinking about learning to fly, maybe your are looking at a career change or making a big change in your life... Marggraff is here to help. As she said so poignantly near the end of the book.

"What I wonder," muses Marggraff. "(Is what) other mothers do on a Saturday morning."

Wonder no more as, Finding the Wow: How Dreams Take Flight at Midlife by MJ Marggraff on Big Table Publishing is the story of a mom who comes to the realization that she is not happy. At the ripe old age of 45, she decided to learn to fly. The mother of two became a commercial pilot and then a flight instructor. Propelled by her passion even further, she created “Space Games,” leading student inventions conducted aboard the International Space Station. MJ’s articles on flight have been featured in several publications and received the Reader’s Choice Award from Aviatrix Aerogram for best in humor.

Marggraff grabs the bull by the horns or in this case, the yoke, and takes readers on a flight of self-discovery. Here is what others are saying:

“This is the perfect book if you’re willing to ask yourself: ‘Shall I take a chance and follow my dream?’ And you want the answer to be ‘Yes!’ An inspiring story of courage to do what you love, and proof that it’s never too late to reinvent the life you’ve always imagined.” — Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop at age 48 “If you’ve ever stuffed your dreams in a closet, read Finding the Wow: How Dreams Take Flight at Midlife. You will be inspired by this amazing story of how a determined mom soars to new heights and makes her dreams come true.” — Randy Peyser, author of Crappy to Happy and The Power of Miracle Thinking “Do you find yourself stuck in the routine of life? At midlife, MJ shares the craziness, hard work, setbacks, and glories of finding her WOW. MJ’s journey to live her WOW will inspire you to find your own!” — Laura Smith, airline pilot Marggraff proves how dreams can take flight at midlife and more in this great read.

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