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Join us when author Ann Hood visits to discuss her most recent memoir, Fly Girl.
About the author:
Ann Hood is the author of over a dozen novels, including the bestsellers The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, The Book That Matters Most, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine; and several memoirs, including the bestsellers Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love and Food and Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was named one of the top ten books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly.
Her most recent book, Fly Girl, is a memoir about her 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―and maybe, one day, write about it―Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Training Academy and learned to evacuate seven kinds of aircraft, deliver a baby, mix proper cocktails, administer oxygen, and stay calm no matter what the situation.
In the air, Hood found both the adventure she’d dreamt of and the unexpected realities of life on the job. She carved chateaubriand in the first-class cabin and dined in front of the pyramids in Cairo, fended off passengers’ advances and found romance on layovers in London and Lisbon, and walked more than a million miles in high heels. 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.
Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|