Retired Flight Attendant Shares a New Side About Profession

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Take off with Beverly Golden Cuevas in her new book

Beverly Golden Cuevas’s rewarding career as a flight attendant began in 1966 when she was dared to interview for a stewardess position. At the time, she was unaware of the significant impact the decision would have on her life.

Fearful she would be rejected from the opportunity due to her height; Cuevas was pleasantly surprised when she was accepted to be one out of the 5,000 applicants who applied for the job. Cuevas spent nearly 35 years working as a flight attendant for American Airlines. Inspired to share the truth about her profession, she is revealing the unseen moments about her life and career in the book, “Behind Her Smile.”

Accepting the position as a flight attendant opened the door to a new world for her as she spent time with politicians, movie stars and athletes. Cuevas writes about her extraordinary connection with Elvis Presley and how the New York Nets basketball player named Wendell Ladner stole her heart. “Behind Her Smile” also discloses a devastating event that deeply affected Cuevas, which led her to reexamine her life and what she truly wanted out of it.

“Throughout the years, I’ve enjoyed sharing stories about my job and several people have encouraged me to write about what my life was really like as a flight attendant,” said Cuevas. “I didn’t want to only highlight the glamorous times, but I also wanted to talk about the hardships and challenges that the traveling public would not be aware of.”

In this honest and captivating book, readers will finally get a glimpse of a flight attendant’s life, behind the scenes and behind her smile.

“Behind Her Smile”
By: Beverly Golden Cuevas
ISBN: 978-1-4834-5875-5 (sc); 978-1-4834-5877-9 (hc); 978-1-4834-5876-2 (e)
Available on Lulu, Amazon and Barnes and Noble

About the author
Beverly Golden Cuevas lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband Randy of 36 years. She has two sons, Joshua and Kaleb. “Behind Her Smile” is Cuevas’ first book. For more information, please visit


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