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on March 17, 2012
This book isn't at all what I thought it was going to be. I thought that since it was about a flight attendant that most of the action would be inside the airplane. I was hoping to hear about interactions between the flight attendant and the crazy passengers she had to deal with. I will admit that I haven't read the whole book yet mostly because I was blinded by my tears--tears from the misery I was feeling when I realized that I bought a book that to me is boring and ridiculous. So far it seems that most of the action is outside the plane--what she's doing with her time off, and so on. I read through several pages and then skimmed through some other parts and nothing caught my attention, nothing made me laugh, nothing made me feel empathy for the heroine (and, yes, I was surprised to learn that it is a novel, not a memoir). I'm just totally perplexed that I was fooled into buying this book. I'd just read a book called Flying by the Seat of my Pants by Marsha Marks which wasn't that funny to me at the time but in comparison it was wonderful! I hoped that this would be similar in that it would give me another view of a flight attendant's life and how the passengers make her days outrageously interesting. I'm shocked by all the excellent reviews. This is the first book I've ever given just one star--it would have been zero if this were possible.