Fly Girl: A Memoir (Hardcover)

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An entertaining and fascinating memoir of “gifted storyteller” (People) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant.

In 1978, in the tailwind of the Golden Age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamor and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world, Ann Hood joined their ranks. She carved chateaubriand in the first-class cabin, found romance on layovers in London and Lisbon, and walked more than a million miles in high heels, smiling as she served thousands of passengers. She flew through the start of deregulation, an oil crisis, massive furloughs, and a labor strike.

As the airline industry changed around her, Hood began to write—even drafting snatches of her first novel from the jump-seat. She reveals how the job empowered her, despite its roots in sexist standards. Packed with funny, moving, and shocking stories of life as a flight attendant, Fly Girl captures the nostalgia and magic of air travel at its height, and the thrill that remains with every takeoff.

About the Author

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Red Thread, and The Knitting Circle. Her most recent book is the memoir Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781324006237
ISBN-10: 1324006234
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English