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Fly Girl: A Memoir | Ann Hood
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An entertaining and fascinating memoir of "gifted storyteller" (People) Ann Hood's adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant.
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rabbitprincess
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I liked this well enough, but all the aviation memoirs and stories I‘ve been reading have started to blur together, so I might not have found this as fresh as I would have liked. Maybe read this and then read Come Fly the World, rather than the other way around.

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Kappadeemom
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I love a good flight attendant memoir ✈️👨‍✈️

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Amiable
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A soft pick. This is a memoir by Ann Hood about her 8 years as a flight attendant after college, and how the experience changed her. It‘s just about the right length —any longer and I may have lost interest. But still a nostalgic look back at the airline industry before deregulation and the ghosts of now-defunct airlines such as TWA and Pan Am.

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Megabooks
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I punched my boarding pass for another flight attendant memoir! Before Hood was an author, she was a TWA flight attendant for eight years, a job she wanted since childhood. She dreamt of exotic locales and dates in every city. And while she shared fun memories of that happening, she also survived deregulation and relocation at an airline that was constantly under threat of bankruptcy. Still, she evokes a more glamorous time for travel.

Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole you may want to check this out! 3mo
rabbitprincess My library ordered this, so I‘ve placed a hold! Glad you liked it. 3mo
Megabooks @rabbitprincess fantastic! I hope you enjoy it too. 😁 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole Thanks for the tag!! I do want to check this one out ✈️ 3mo
JamieArc Flight attendant was my dream job at one point. I‘ve had long conversations with several flight attendants over the years on various flights while traveling. I must read this! 3mo
Megabooks @JamieArc oh you‘ll definitely enjoy it!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
EvieBee I love her so much! Her memoirs rock. Can‘t wait to read this one. Been saving it. 3mo
Megabooks @EvieBee I looked back and I don‘t think I‘ve read her before. Is there a particularly good one you‘d recommend? 3mo
Megabooks @EvieBee stacked! And I‘m a fan of Michael rhulman so even better! Thanks! 3mo
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GerardtheBookworm
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Author Ann Hood pens a memoir of her days as a flight attendant in the 70's. Though she includes some interesting tidbits of the behind the scenes of being stewardess, it's not enough to keep readers engaged.

KristiAhlers That‘s too bad. Because as a flight attendant I had a blast. All the people I met and the places we went. Some flights went really smooth others were nightmares. Takes skill to take something like that and make it boring. Sorry it wasn‘t a good read. 3mo
GerardtheBookworm You might enjoy it. I didn't. I found it rather dull. I did love Julia Cooke's Come Fly the World about Pan Am. Again, everyone should read what interests them. 3mo
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kissmehardy
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This was fascinating! Hood's love of flying was palpable and contagious, and I loved all her anecdotes from back in the day. I wish I could have been on a proper Jet Age flight. #nonfiction #memoir

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