Jump First, Look Later, is a series of continuous short stories in which Phyllis Lesch bares a slice of her life from the ages of 17-21. In it she depicts the emotions of many a young girl eager to stretch their wings and get out from under "controlling" parents. In her eagerness to break out, and against her parents' heated objections, she enters into a hasty marriage with a sailor who is soon to be discharged. Shortly thereafter, the consequences of this hasty decision begin to unfold and show how a fairytale marriage can turn into a nightmare.
Disappointments begin when her husband is unable to find a job after discharge and wants to move back to his hometown in Pittsburgh. With a new baby daughter and after many a bitter fight, Phyllis, who loves L.A. and wants desperately to live close to her family, reluctantly agrees to try it his way. The many hardships and disappointments she experiences in Pittsburgh as enhanced and related to the reader by her inner thoughts and feelings will keep the reader transfixed and eager to read the next story/chapter. There are lessons to be learned from this book by all who read it. You will be impatient to read the next phase of her life, soon to be published. Time permitting she hopes to write many more phases of her life so that future generations will have a better understanding of their ancestors and the times in which they lived.
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