We are so excited to be hosting a very special knit/crochet night with best selling author, Ann Hood as she discusses her new memoir, Fly Girl. Come in on Monday evening, May 2nd, as Ann will be pulling up a chair at our table to knit with us and tell us all about her new book, Fly Girl, a memoir chronicling her years as a TWA flight attendant. Robin Kall Homonoff from Reading with Robin will be on hand to interview Ann and lead the discussion. Copies of Fly Girl will be available for purchase ($26.95 plus tax) and Ann will be happy to sign them. Light refreshments will be served and all attendees will receive a free eye mask-Fun!
Please Note: This is a ticketed event and no outside books are allowed.
Date: Monday, May 2nd
Maximum number of attendees: 35
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—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.
Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Obituary Writer, and The Knitting Circle, and the memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief. Her most recent books are the memoirs Fly GirlA Memoir and Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City.